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UNC Football Players Have Day in Court

Posted March 15, 1998 6:00 a.m. EST

— Seven UNC-Chapel Hill football players appeared in Orange County court Monday.

The players are accused of assaulting freshman David Byer outside a Chapel Hill club last December 5. The players face a variety of misdemeanor assault charges.

Police say the fight broke out after a private fraternity party at the Gotham night club.

Byer said he was attacked by the players after he tried to break up a fight. He claims he was punched and his head was slammed against a car.

There have been conflicting reports from witnesses about what occurred.