Alcorn football players return to court, two players arrested ag - - Jackson, MS

Alcorn football players return to court, two players arrested again outside courthouse

Silas Spearman (Source: Claiborne County Sheriff) Silas Spearman (Source: Claiborne County Sheriff)
PORT GIBSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The trials of Alcorn State University football players involved in a campus fight resumed Friday.

And shockingly enough two of those players, Silas Spearman and Darien Anderson have been arrested again.

The two were arrested right outside the courthouse, where they were already facing trail, by Port Gibson police. 

The brawl between 20 players and students in a parking lot was posted to social media.

The Alcorn team members and plaintiffs, who filed charges against them, returned to Claiborne County Justice Court Friday afternoon. 

The trials resumed after being delayed last week when football player Varrick Dyer Jr. was involved in an accident on the way to court. 

Twenty one players are charged with simple assault and malicious mischief. 

There are separate trials for each player.

Charges were dismissed against defensive  end Ramonte Bell and linebacker Trae Ferrell after the plaintiffs did not appear in court.

Testimony continued with Zachary Merritt filing charges against players Cornell Gilmore and Sterling Shippy. 

Merritt testified that the two punched him in the cafeteria. 

The players filed charges against Merritt claiming that he also struck them.

Judge Mary Curry reviewed Alcorn State University surveillance video of the fight. 

Sheriff Frank Davis said Bell, Gilmore and Merritt were all found not guilty.

The trials are expected to continue for the remaining players.

RELATED: UPDATE: 20 Alcorn football players arrested after on-campus fight

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