Two Utah football players are going to recover after suffering gunshot wounds suffered late Saturday night at party.


The players, sophomore TE Lo Falemaka and freshman RB Marcel Brooks-Brown, were guest at a private party when three men showed up uninvited and were asked to leave.

At some point the two players and the three men had words, one suspect drew a gun and shot Falemaka and Brooks-Brown in the torso.

According to a Utah press release, both players are expected to recover.

“Obviously, our first concern is that both Lo and Marcel are going to be OK, which appears to be the case,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Sunday in a press release. “We don’t have all of the details yet, but it is our understanding that they are the victims in this incident and we feel very fortunate that they are expected to fully recover.

“It is unknown at this time how soon they will be able to return to the football field, but we are optimistic it will be in the near future.”

By Glenn Erby

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