FAU football wide receiver arrested for battery (Update)

Kalib Woods is facing charges from an incident that occurred in January.


Owls wide receiver Kalib Woods (4) reaches to catch a 38-yard pass from quarterback Jason Driskel (16)during the Owls game against Old Dominion on November 19, 2016. Photo by Max Jackson

Joe Pye, Editor in chief

UPDATE (6/29): Suspended FAU football wide receiver Kalib Woods has pleaded not guilty to two felony battery charges, according to Palm Beach County court records. Woods requested a trial by jury in his court appearance, but a court date has yet to be announced.

Woods was arrested on June 13 and was booked into Palm Beach County’s Main Detention Center. The next day, FAU announced it had suspended Woods indefinitely. He has since been removed from the team’s online roster.


FAU football player Kalib Woods was arrested by university police Tuesday for battery on two fellow students, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records.

Woods broke the jaw of a fellow student and along with several other unidentified males, proceeded to stomp on the victim and the victim’s friend at a party at the banquet hall The Venue in Boca Raton on Jan. 13, 2017, according to police records.

Kalib Woods. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Venue security broke up the fight and drove the two victims to West Boca Medical Center for treatment. One victim underwent reconstructive surgery for his broken jaw a week later.

It is unclear what prompted the attack. Police records state that the fight was over a foul in a basketball game that occurred over a year prior to the incident. FAU’s Owl Access reported that an unnamed source claims the fight was over a “girl” at a local bar, although Woods denied he was present at the time.

Woods has been suspended from the football team indefinitely. 

“We are aware of the matter with Kalib Woods. He was suspended from the team on Tuesday and will remain suspended pending the outcome of the charges,” said a University Spokesperson.

Despite the incident taking place in January, a criminal charge was filed against Woods on May 26, and a warrant for his arrest was signed May 31.

Court records say that he is allowed to “attend school and school activities.” Although, he is not allowed to make contact with the victims, witnesses or The Venue. The conditions of his bond also state that he is prohibited from using social media and possessing weapons.  

Woods is set to appear at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex at 3228 Gun Club Road in West Palm Beach on June 27. His bond is set at $50,000.

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