Uncovered as part of a public information request related to the death of Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffee, Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo told police that he was punched in the face by members of the fraternity after he missed three field-goal attempts in the Seminoles’ 31-13 win over Florida in 2016.
The Tallahassee Police report of the incident involving Aguayo was one of about two dozen obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat.
There was a memorial service this week for Coffee at Pompano Beach High School.
Following Coffee’s death, who died Nov. 3 after attending an off-campus party, Florida State president John Thrasher suspended all Greek like at the school indefinitely. That means all 55 fraternities and sororities, with membership of about 7,500, or 22 percent of the FSU student body, have been shuttered.
Aguayo told police that he was jumped as he walked by the Pi Kappa Phi house late Friday night/early Saturday morning the week after his bad game against Florida.
“He said they were giving him a hard time about missed field goals during the Florida game,” the police report said, per the Democrat. “He said he was rushed by several of the members of the fraternity…and was punched in the face.”
Aguayo was bloodied and bruised, and his shirt was torn. He refused medical treatment or to press charges, and a teammate came to help him at the scene.
College is supposed to be fun. Fraternities are supposed to be fun. When brothers start beating up kickers, and God knows what happened to Andrew Coffee, that’s not much fun at all.
As for Aguayo, he’s 15 for 18 in his sophomore season and was just named All-ACC honorable mention.