Cal has indefinitely suspended the football player who started an altercation that put freshman running back and fellow teammate in the hospital.
Both campus police and Berkeley police are conducting an ongoing investigation into the Nov. 1 altercation at the Cal athletic facility where Hale was injured before being transported to Alta Bates Medical Center.
“There is no excuse for what occurred,” Dykes said in a statement. “We are building a culture of accountability and trust within our football program. Our players understand those expectations and know that they should hold themselves to high standards at all times, whether that’s on or off the field or in the classroom. Any violation of that code of conduct will always be taken very seriously.”
“I am confident in the program that Coach Dykes is building and the values he is instilling among the young men on our football team,” athletic director Sandy Barbour said. “All of our student-athletes are expected to maintain themselves in a professional and respectful manner and take responsibility for their actions. After gathering the facts in this particular situation, it was clear that did not occur, and we feel we have taken appropriate disciplinary steps.”