Hud Mellencamp case continued

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

Hud Mellencamp still faces a felony battery charge following a court appearance in Monroe County, Indiana, on Thursday.

Mellencamp, the 20-year-old, Duke football walk-on and son of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, had his case continued until Sept. 18.

Monroe County deputy prosecutor Darcie Fawcett requested revocation of Mellencamp’s $5,000 bond on July 15 and the subject was discussed again during Thursday’s hearing. The court decided to put off a decision pending the next hearing on Sept. 18.

Hud Mellencamp, a junior defensive back who has yet to play in a game for the Blue Devils, was charged with felony battery last August after police say he and two other men, including his brother, Speck, attacked a 19-year-old man at a Bloomington, Indiana, home.

Earlier this month, Mellencamp was arrested again, this time on a charge of illegal consumption of alcohol. Five days later, Fawcett first requested bond revocation.

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe hasn't made public any punishment Mellencamp faces from the football program, although he has addressed the matter privately with Mellencamp and his family.

Duke does have a student code of conduct policy which could leave Mellencamp open to penalties.

Mellencamp joined Duke’s football team as a walk-on two years ago after enrolling in Duke as a regular student. He was home schooled for high school and never played on an organized football team. He was a state champion amateur boxer, however.