VIDEO: Former Eau Gallie Football Player Carnell Davis Injured During Street Fight
By Space Coast Daily // July 7, 2021
He is home with his family and continues torecover
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: Carnell Davis, a former Eau Gallie football player and current freshman wide receiver at Rutgers University was injured during a street fight in Margate City, New Jersey on Monday. (Keith Robert Ford Video)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Carnell Davis, a former Eau Gallie football player and current freshman wide receiver at Rutgers University was injured during a street fight in Margate City, New Jersey on Monday.
A video of the fight was posted on Keith Robert Ford’s Facebook on Monday afternoon. The Press of Atlantic City’s Ahmad Austin cited sources confirming that one of the two men shown in the video was Davis.
In the Facebook post’s description, Ford stated that his son Paul Ford was at Brigantine Beach with Davis playing football when the situation unfolded.
“Apparently there were some words exchanged between Carnell and some other older guy,” Ford said in the post.
“The guy provoked Carnell by saying sexual harassment things to Carnell about his mom. Carnell obviously questioned him on it. The guy initiated the first move hands-on with a shove. Carnell responded by defending himself with his hands up. The guy throws one punch and knocks Carnell flat out, smashing his head on the pavement.”
“Our main concern is Carnell’s health and well-being,” a Rutgers football spokesperson said in a statement to the Press of Atlantic City.
“He is home with his family and continues to make progress in his recovery. We look forward to getting him back on campus soon.”
The Press of Atlantic City stated that the Margate (N.J.) City Police Department “could not be reached for comment.”
Davis finished his high school football career at Eau Gallie high school. Coached by Chris Sands during his 2020 campaign, he racked up a total of 18 receptions for 311 yards and three touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Davis is a Galloway, New Jersey, native. He was a consensus three-star recruit and regarded as the No. 7 player in Florida by ESPN. He also competed in basketball and track and field in high school.
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