'Last Chance U' brothers charged in fatal stabbing

Jonathan Hernandez
September 15, 2017

The arrests of Wright, 20, and Patrick, 22, come more than a month after police arrested Hopewell and Green on August 3, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Wright and Patrick first made headlines when they were featured on "Last Chance U", a Netflix documentary series that follows the East Mississippi Community College football team, where both brothers previously played. Two suspects were arrested in the following weeks but Camion Patrick and Isaiah Wright, who featured on Last Chance U, were charged in connection with the death on Wednesday. Wright, a running back, started off the 2016 season well, ESPN reports, but later sustained an injury and was often seen fighting with Coach Buddy Stephens in the series. The 18-year-old was stabbed to death and was found in Louisville, Tenn. EMCC made its name as one of the best junior colleges in the country by recruiting those who bounced out of prominent schools and offering them a chance to rehabilitate their images and play in front of SEC scouts. Police Chief David Carswell said Keshawn Lonnell Hopewell and Itiq Tivone Green are also behind bars in relation to Radford's death. He remained in custody in Bloomington, Ind., pending his extradition to Blount County.

Former IU football player Camion Patrick was arrested in Bloomington on Wednesday morning by IUPD in connection to a murder in Tennessee.

Wright was arrested Wednesday in Harriman and was expected to be transferred to the Blount County Jail.
He was granted a medical hardship in July, ending his college career. Substance abuse, classroom performance, and violence are the main issues responsible for kicking these players out of Division 1 programs or voiding scholarship offers out of high school.

Netflix announced the series would not return to EMCC following the second season of filming.

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