Duke walk-on Mellencamp facing felony battery
Posted August 15, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Duke sophomore defensive back Hud Mellencamp is facing felony charges of battery resulting in serious bodily injury stemming from an incident in his home state of Indiana in July.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Bloomington, Ind., Mellencamp, his brother Speck Mellencamp and Ty Smith, the son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith, “punched, kicked and stomped” a 19-year-old unidentified man. The affidavit states that the attack happened following an altercation at the residence during a party earlier in the night in which Speck was “struck in the face.”
The unidentified man received medical treatment for “facial fractures, required sutures and was referred to a plastic surgeon.”
The affidavit states that Hud Mellencamp told officers that he and Smith were present at the assault, but were not involved. The filing detective, Richard Crussen of the Bloomington Police Department, noted that statement as a contradiction to multiple other statements.
According to the Herald Times in Bloomington, both Mellencamp brothers are expected to turn themselves in.
Hud and Speck are the sons of singer John Mellencamp. Hud, a walk-on who did not appear in a game for the Blue Devils as a freshman, was a two-time Golden Gloves boxing champion in Indiana and a Junior Olympics state boxing champion, according to his Duke football bio.
Hud Mellencamp is listed as the eighth or ninth corner back on the depth chart but has prospects of playing on special teams.
Smith is a walk-on freshman on the Indiana football team.