NIU suspends LB Rasheen Lemon after domestic battery arrest
A mini-run of players diving headfirst into offseason legal issues continues, with Northern Illinois the latest program to take a hit.
The DeKalb Daily Chronicle is reporting that linebacker Rasheen Lemon has been arrested on a domestic battery charge. The charges stem from an incident that occurred April 12. No details of what led to the arrest have been released.
NIU officials learned of the situation late last week, and indefinitely suspended Lemon from the football program.
If the incident results in any type of game or games suspension, it would be a significant blow to the Huskies’ defense.
After starting two games in 2013, Lemon started every game in 2014 as a redshirt junior. Lemon was second on the team in tackles (90) and quarterback hurries (six), and tied for second in forced fumbles (two). He was also tied for fifth in sacks (2.5).