Former Minnesota QB Nelson arrested in Mankato
- Associated Press
- May 11, 2014 - 3:15 PM
MANKATO, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has been jailed following an altercation in Mankato that sent a former Minnesota State player to the hospital in critical condition.
A police statement says officers came across 24-year-old Isaac Kolstad, of Mankato, while patrolling the city's entertainment district around 2 a.m. It says the 20-year-old Nelson was arrested at the scene and taken to the Blue Earth County jail.
KTOE-AM reports police are requesting charges of third-degree assault.
Nelson left the Gophers football team in January to transfer to Rutgers. He was a star at Mankato West High School, where he was Minnesota's Mr. Football in 2011.
Police are looking for a second suspect. City spokeswoman Shelly Schulz says it's an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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