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Report: Philip Nelson kicked off Rutgers football team

  • May 13, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Philip Nelson has been kicked off the Rutgers football team, according to a report from the Newark Star-Ledger.

The newspaper reports on its nj.com website: "Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood announced on Tuesday that quarterback Philip Nelson has been dismissed from the team. Nelson was charged with first- and third-degree assault for his part in an alcohol-fueled attack that left a 24-year-old man near death early Sunday."

Nelson transferred to Rutgers in January after two years of playing quarterback for the University of Minnesota.

You can read the full Newark Star-Ledger story here.

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