Rutgers dismisses Philip Nelson after arrest for assault

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers announced Tuesday morning that Philip Nelson, the former Minnesota quarterback, has been dismissed from the program following his arrest on assault charges. Read the official Rutgers release in this post.

[ MORE: AP: Nelson dismissed from Rutgers football program ]

Here is the team’s short release:

Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood announced Tuesday that quarterback Philip Nelson (Mankato, Minn.) has been dismissed from the program.

“The Rutgers football family’s thoughts and prayers are with Isaac Kolstad and his family,” Flood said.

Nelson spent two seasons at Minnesota before transferring to Rutgers this offseason. Last year, in 11 games, the sophomore threw for 1,306 yards and nine touchdowns while splitting time with Mitch Leidner.


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