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2 Men Arrested For Stabbing Assault At College Football Tailgate

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Stock imae of Clemson University. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested for an assault and stabbing before the Clemson-South Carolina football game.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Tuesday 24-year-old Dustin Haile had been charged with attempted murder and 25-year-old Adam Rodriguez had been charged with assault by mob.

Investigators say deputies responded to an assault call during tailgating before the football game on Nov. 26. According to WIS-TV, Lott said the victim got into a verbal altercation with Haile for moving over barricades for a tailgating spot when Rodriguez punched the person.

During the fight, Haile stabbed the victim in the upper body and he was sent to Palmetto Richland Hospital in critical condition, the sheriff said.

It wasn’t known if the men had lawyers. Court records show Haile has posted bond, and Rodriguez was listed in custody in the Richland County jail on $50,000 bond.

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