Appalachian State football player Fuller involved in stabbing

According to Boone Police, the junior linebacker was injured during a fight in an off-campus apartment complex parking lot in the early hours of Wednesday morning

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Reserve linebacker Teh'Ron Fuller played in 10 games for Appalachian State last season

Appalachian State football player Teh’Ron Fuller was stabbed Wednesday during an altercation at an off-campus apartment complex. According to a release issued Thursday by the Boone Police Department, the junior linebacker was involved in an incident that began as an altercation outside a local bar and later escalated into “a fight involving multiple parties” in the apartment complex parking lot. The police report indicated that Fuller had already been taken to the emergency room at Watauga Medical Center suffering from a stab wound by the time officers arrived on the scene at approximately 2;28 a.m. The 21-year-old Fort Myers, Fla., native has since been transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he is listed in good condition.Boone police announced Friday that 23-year-old Malik Jaleel Simpson has been arrested in connection with the stabbing and charged with one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon inflecting serious injury. He was given a $50,000 secured bond and will have a hearing on June 2, a police departement statement said.Fuller played in 10 games for the Mountaineers last season, recording six tackles and two pass breakups, including one in his team’s season-opening overtime loss to Tennessee. “Our thoughts are with Teh’Ron and his family,” ASU coach Scott Satterfield said in a statement released by the school. “We are thankful for all the medical and support staff that are making sure he is being cared for. Our program and athletic department will continue to support Teh’Ron and his family any way we can during this difficult time.”