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.
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."
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.