Student recovering after severe beating
CLEMSON -- A Clemson student severely beaten in an altercation with a Clemson football player last month is recovering at his home in Mount Pleasant.
Philip Prince II was critically injured when he was assaulted by Jamie Cumbie around 2 a.m. May 28 in Clemson, according to a Clemson Police incident report.
Cumbie, a 6-7, 290-pound defensive lineman, was arrested and charged with assault and battery of high and aggravated nature. He was dismissed from the football team several days after his arrest.
According to the police report, Prince suffered "several lacerations to the facial area that required medical treatment and he was transported to the hospital." The arrest warrant stated the victim suffered a broken nose, swelling and bleeding of the brain, multiple facial fractures and other injuries.
Prince's father, James, said Thursday his son is recovering and is no longer in critical condition, though he will need further medical procedures and his jaw is wired shut. He declined further comment.
Philip Prince is the grandson of former Clemson president and trustee Philip Prince, who was a football player on Clemson's undefeated 1948 team. Prince served as the school president during the 1994-95 academic year.
The Clemson Police's initial report blacked out the names of Prince and two men accompanying Cumbie, including a teammate who was not charged.
The Post and Courier requested the full incident report under the Freedom of Information Act and received the report Thursday.