Javon Charleston, who has been suspended from the team, has been charged with assault and burglary in connection with the June 17 incident that reportedly included the woman waking up and finding the Gamecocks player at the foot of her bed early Sunday morning when she wouldn’t respond to his texts. The woman was in the bed with another man.
Charleston then chased the man out of the house, according to the report. He returned to the house to find the doors locked and tried to break down the door. The report says he then began taking the screens off the windows, attempting to gain entry.
The woman said that after she heard something break, Charleston was in the house, the report said. The woman ran out the back door, but Charleston caught up with her and grabbed her by the neck, calling her a “dirty slut,” and pushing her down the stairs, the woman reported. He then took her phone.
The woman then hopped the fence to a neighbor’s house so she could call for help, according to the report.
A redshirt junior in the upcoming season, Charleston won special teams awards last season for tenacity and unselfishness.
Charleston was the recipient of a scholarship last August after he walked on to the team in 2015. Last season, he saw some rare action at safety and was primarily a role player on special teams. He played in 13 games last season, totaling 6 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.