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The Bobster
12-11-2016, 05:53 PM

Louisville football players shot celebrating Heisman Trophy win
By Mark W. Sanchez
December 11, 2016 | 6:19pm

James Hearns and Henry Famurewa
Photo: AP (2)

Three University of Louisville students were shot, including two football players, at an off-campus apartment party early Sunday morning while celebrating Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy win.

According to WHAS11 in Louisville, junior linebacker James Hearns and sophomore linebacker Henry Famurewa are recovering after the shooting in Louisville. A school spokesman was not releasing the students’ names, but they were reportedly all being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m., hours after the Cardinals’ quarterback had taken down the award for the best college football player in the nation. A witness said the dispute began with an argument at the apartment’s door, then continued into the street.

“A few minutes later I heard chaos,” a Jefferson Community Technical College student, who said he attended the party, told USA Today. “It was five or six guys just going at it, fighting on one side and then I see a flash come from the other side. Then I just took cover.”

Hearns, from Tallahassee, Fla., led Louisville in sacks this year with eight. Famurewa, a backup from Powder Springs, Ga., recorded two sacks and three tackles for a loss this year.

No. 13 Louisville plays No. 20 LSU on Dec. 31 for the Citrus Bowl.