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Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo is charged in domestic assault case

Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo is charged in domestic assault case
Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo picks up yards after a catch during the team's season opener on Sept. 5. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)

Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo has been charged with assault under domestic violence in connection with an unspecified matter after the team's game last weekend.

The team announced Sunday that the senior captain was suspended indefinitely. Then officials said Monday he had been arrested, the latest stain on a program that has seen six other players kicked off the team this month after being arrested.

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Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said in a statement that the Saturday incident was outside the Hale Center, the team's training and administrative building. Cop did not release further details.

The arrest and suspension are the latest stains on a program that has seen six other players kicked off the team this month after being arrested.

"As the head coach, everything ultimately reflects on you and it's part of the job. If you shy away from that, you probably shouldn't do the job," Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood said. "But I'm very comfortable that the people that know our program, the people who are invested in our program, and the people that spend time with our program know the quality and the high quality of the young men that we have down in that locker room right now."

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One of the two Utah football players shot in the torso during a party late Saturday night has been released from the hospital. Freshman Marcel Brooks-Brown was released while sophomore Lo Falemaka is still in the hospital, but Coach Kyle Whittingham says he is expected to be released in a week or so.

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Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops says he is dealing internally with players about some postgame incidents caught on film after the 16th-ranked Sooners rallied to win in overtime at Tennessee. After the game, video caught Sooners linebacker and team captain Eric Striker shouting foul language directed at the SEC before leaving the field. There was also a photo of safety Hatari Byrd with his left arm raised and middle finger extended toward the crowd.

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Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema says wide receiver Keon Hatcher will miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery for a foot injury.

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