Tabor College Player Victim of Assault

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Tabor College football player found beaten and unconscious in McPherson nearly a week ago remains in critical condition.

Police found 26-year-old Brandon Brown, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound red-shirt defensive lineman from Sacramento, Calif., lying near a road unresponsive early Sunday. He was taken to a hospital in Wichita where he is on life-support.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/TiJZVo ) that Craig Brown, Brandon’s father, appealed for help, asking anyone who knows what happened to come foward.

McPherson police chief Robert McClarty says the investigation is continuing.

A relief fund has been established with Emprise Bank in Hillsboro for Brown, who has a 3-year-old son and 7-month-old daughter.

Tabor is in Hillsboro, about 25 miles east of McPherson. It has more than 600 students and is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren faith.

Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com