BOCA RATON – Already without its leading receiver from last season, Kalib Woods, Florida Atlantic is preparing to launch fall camp on Thursday without its top pass catcher from the spring, too.
FAU issued a No Trespass order to Kamrin Solomon for his role in the same off-campus incident that led to the arrest of Woods on two counts of felony battery, OwlAccess.com has learned.
The order, which bars a person from entering campus unless specifically authorized, was issued in June – about the time of Woods arrest.
Unlike the Woods situation, when FAU aggressively let it be known that the No Trespass order had been issued, the FAU athletic department has repeatedly deflected questions about Solomon’s status.
No criminal charges have been filed against Solomon with regard to the January 13 incident that occurred at an off-campus banquet hall named The Venue in suburban Boca Raton.
Surveillance video from The Venue appears to show Woods sucker punching a fellow FAU student. Several other people who appear to be at the party with Woods jump in, punching and kicking two victims on the ground. Both victims, FAU students Adrian Muckle and Stephan Reese, spent time in the hospital because of their injuries.
Several sources identified Solomon to OwlAccess.com as the second shirtless attacker in the video below.
Solomon did return to campus last week to appear at a hearing in front of a Dean of Students disciplinary committee. The findings of that committee, along with any further penalties, do not have to be released to the public because they are considered to be part of a student’s record and are not subject to freedom of information requests.
The committee had the option to reinstate Solomon immediately; allow him to return for the start of the fall semester, thereby requiring Solomon to miss the first three-and-a-half weeks of camp; keep the order in place for the fall semester; keep the order in place until next summer, or let the order stand as is.
It is unclear whether the committee took any action to either reduce or expand the penalties levied against Solomon, but as of Tuesday the No Trespass order was still in effect. FAU players report to camp on Wednesday with the first practice coming on Thursday.
Solomon is entering his senior season, but he has yet to use a redshirt. If the No Trespass order is in place through the fall but lifted prior to the 2018 fall semester, Solomon could conceivably return for the 2018 season.
FAU removed Woods’ name from its official roster but Solomon’s remains in place. Court records show that late last week Woods’ attorney, Michael A. Gottlieb, filed a motion that, if successful, would remove the house arrest restriction placed on his client. Woods has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
When discussing Woods specifically last month, an FAU spokesperson said Woods would not be allowed to practice with the team or attend classes while the No Trespass order remained in effect.
Disciplinary action could go deeper than Woods and Solomon. Sources also identified cornerback Chris Tooley as being present in the video. OwlAccess.com has learned that campus police interviewed Tooley and at least one other player in recent weeks regarding the incident.
Solomon started five games last season, catching 12 passes. A likely starter this season, Solomon drew frequent praise from coach Lane Kiffin for his performance this spring. Woods led the Owls in both receptions and receiving yards last year.
Tooley started three games for the Owls last season as a true freshman.