Wednesday , Oct , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

NCAA Center John Bryant Stabbed

 Standout Santa Clara center John Bryant was recovering Monday from stab wounds to the back stemming from an off-campus incident early Saturday, Santa Clara Police said.

"Yes, John Bryant was a victim of assault," Santa Clara Police Sgt. Kurt Clarke said in a phone interview. "We don’t know specifically what transpired. It’s still under investigation. We are interviewing victims and witnesses."

Bryant, who led the West Coast Conference in rebounds and blocked shots last season and was second in scoring, was moving around on his own Monday and expected to be playing again soon, the school said.

Sports Illustrated