Akron player mistaken for burglar shot by ex-teammate

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a University of Akron football player is recovering after a former teammate mistakenly thought he was a burglar and shot him in the stomach.

Authorities say they won’t file charges because both agreed it was an accident.

The shooting happened early Saturday at an off-campus house in Akron where the two men have apartments.

Police say Scott Boyett shot Andrew Pratt after he entered Boyett’s apartment without knocking or announcing himself. Police say Boyett drove Pratt to the hospital where he remains. He is expected to recover.

The school says Pratt was a senior wide receiver on last year’s team while Boyett was an offensive tackle who last played in 2014.

The university’s athletics director says the school is waiting to learn more from police.