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[Updated 3:46 p.m. with statement from school]

Murray State standout and Walter Payton award candidate Walter Powell faces assault and theft charges after a incident over the weekend in Calloway County.

According to jailers, Powell was brought into the jail around 12:25 a.m. October 21st. Powell is currently charged with 4th degree assault and theft by unlawful taking.

No specifics are currently available on exactly what may have transpired, or Powell’s status with the team moving forward.

Walter Powell

Walter Powell

The school released a statement this afternoon. It reads in full:

“The Athletic Department is aware of the incident involving Walter Powell, and has been investigating it the past few days in an attempt to identify the facts surrounding the matter.  We do not condone any type of behavior that would embarrass the program, the University or be harmful to any individual.  Based on our findings to date, and current knowledge of the event in question, we do not believe any suspension or punishment is warranted.  Should additional information come to light, the matter will be reexamined as necessary.”

This is a developing story. Follow us @OVCBall on Twitter for the latest updates.


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