YSU football players sentenced for shots fired on campus

Police said the men fired a gun on campus in May and drove away laughing

Lee Wright and Cash Mitchell, YSU Football Players

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two Youngstown State University football players were sentenced to probation for their part in shots fired on campus in May.

Casimier Mitchell appeared in Youngstown Municipal Court Monday, where he was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 150 hours of community service for discharging a firearm on prohibited premises and improper handling of a firearm. Another charge against him was dismissed.

Lee Wright was sentenced to one year of probation and 150 hours of community service for improper handling of a firearm.

Police said Mitchell fired shots near a parking deck on campus, and the two were playing with the gun. They then drove away laughing, according to police.

YSU spokesman Ron Cole Wright is still on the team, but Mitchell is not. Both were receiving scholarships to play with YSU’s team.

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