Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo arrested on assault charges after Week 2 loss
(AP) Rutgers star receiver Leonte Carooo has been charged with assault in yet another arrest and suspension of a football player at the school.
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The team announced that Carroo was suspended even before officials said Monday he had been arrested. The senior was charged with assault under domestic violence in connection with an unspecified matter Saturday after the team’s game.
Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said the arrest stems from something that happened outside 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 in which six other players were kicked off the team this month after arrests. Coach Kyle Flood is also being investigated for possible improper contact with a teacher about a player’s grade.
Athletic director Julie Hermann met with players Monday and expressed support for Flood.