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WVU football player charged with fleeing from police

August 9, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University football player has been charged with reckless driving and fleeing from police.

News outlets report Thursday that WVU tight end Jovani Haskins is facing three misdemeanors following the July 28 incident.

Campus police say an officer chased a white Audi after seeing the car speeding and almost crash into another vehicle. The pursuit continued until the Audi parked in a student housing lot with the driver taking off on foot.

The car’s registration was cross-referenced with school records and was linked to the 21-year-old Haskins. Authorities found Haskins’ student identification card inside the car.

He was arraigned last week and paid a $2,500 bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

WVU football coach Neal Brown says they’ll handle the situation in accordance with school policy.

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