Cal Athletics released the following statement on Tuesday regarding the developing situation in which freshman walk-on running back Fabiano Hale was hospitalized following an alleged locker room incident.
We are fully cooperating with an investigation into an incident involving members of our football team. Our team culture is built on mutual respect for and accountability to each other.
There has been a lot of misinformation reported today that does need to be addressed:
-- A player was checked into the urgent care facility at the Tang Center on campus as soon as possible after an incident occurred by a member of our sports medicine staff.
-- Once fully advised of the situation, a Cal physician, coach and administrator each contacted the player's family prior to the family's arrival at the hospital. In addition, the coach personally visited the player and his family at the hospital.
We are still in the process of gathering information but will not rush to judgement. We will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.