Currie gets stitches after fight at track meet

Updated: June 15, 2004, 9:36 PM ET
Associate Press

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Airese Currie was injured in a fight after the NCAA track and field championships in Austin, Texas.

Clemson coach Bob Pollock says the sprinter, who's also a wide receiver for the Tigers, received stitches for multiple cuts after he was hit in the face with a bottle.

Two Florida State athletes were arrested.

Triple jumper Rafeeq Curry was charged with assault with bodily injury, and sprinter Rhoan Sterling was charged with disorderly conduct.

Both athletes were arrested early Sunday in downtown Austin.

Florida State track coach Bob Braman said Willie Johnson, a triple jumper on the Seminoles, was assaulted by a Clemson athlete before Currie's attack.

Braman wouldn't name the athlete -- except to say it was not Currie.

Currie was examined by Clemson medical officials and is expected to be fine for the upcoming football season.

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