August 9, 2007

Lymon talks about attack; media day notebook

Selwyn Lymon spoke for the first time Thursday about his tumultuous spring.

At Purdue's football media day, the junior wide receiver talked to reporters for the first time since being stabbed in the chest during an early morning altercation outside a local tavern. The attack put Lymon in the hospital for roughly a week, created dubious headlines for Purdue and cost Lymon the rest of the spring.

"It was an incident where I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and it shouldn't have happened," Lymon said. "It happened. You have to live and learn from it.

"It was real scary, waking up in the hospital the next day. People were telling me what happened, because I was under all kinds of medications and stuff."

Lymon said it took "a while" for him to remember exactly what transpired.

The 20-year-old said he was picking up a friend at Nick's - a tavern located in West Lafayette's Levee district - when he came between a fight between a teammate (who he declined to identify) and a local. Lymon said he pulled the teammate away, and behind him, as a "lady" lunged toward him and made contact with his chest area.

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