RE: Duke walk-on Mellencamp facing felony batteryCutcliffe should declare him a none and done...plain and simple.
Other local universities should watch closely and then follow suit, accordingly, with their own issues.
Aug 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.
not sure about hud, but speck was john m's grandfather, I believe, and the inspiration for the song "Rain on the scarecrow"...those boys are definitely taking after their pa, who reportedly fought quite a bit growing up....- Posted by duane11
still waiting on the facts.
It sounds like he was involved and tried to lie his way out of it even though witness statements / eye witnesses contradicted his version of the event. This happened in July, which means he was a member of the football team. To my knowledge this is his first time being in trouble like this. The fact that he is a great boxer and beat a 19 year old man down like this (with the help of his buddies) shows me he is a coward.- Posted by Tizu
Get rid of him. He has no place in the Duke Football program.