Report: FSU athletes involved in shooting

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeMarch 21, 2013


Two Florida State University track athletes were arrested for discharging a firearm within city limits.
Josh Mance, a silver medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games in the 4x400 relay, and 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year Stephen Newbold are facing charges related to the incident. Newbold is charged with discharging the weapon.
They were immediately suspended by Florida State pending athletic department review.
"We are aware of the arrests and are working to gather all the facts," Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said in a statement. "The students have been suspended from the team effective immediately. Whether they can return as student-athletes will be determined through our discipline policy and any legal proceedings."
Newbold, 18, is a Bahamian sprinter with five gold medals on the Youth and Junior circuits.
Mance transferred from Southern California and was an All-USA high school selection in Chino, Calif. He was a decorated junior sprinter with four gold medals and a silver in world youth and Junior championships.
In the incident, he was charged with resisting arrest and providing fake identification.
The shooting didn't happen on Florida State's campus, Tallahassee Police Department spokesman David Northway told reporters.