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Report: Rutgers QB Nelson arrested on suspicion of assault leaving D2 football player in critical condition

A new week, a new bit of unfortunate news related to Rutgers. New Rutgers quarterback Phillip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Minnesota for suspicion of third-degree assault and underage drinking, according to a report by Pioneer Press.

Nelson was arrested in Mankato for an incident that left a 24-year old man listed in critical condition at a clinic in Mankato. The victim of the alleged assault is Isaac Kolstad, a linebacker for Division 2 Minnesota State-Mankato. Nelson was arrested on the scene for probable cause. As reported by KSTP, assault in Minnesota is considered a felony.

Nelson transferred to Rutgers from Minnesota in January and will have to sit out the upcoming season regardless of what happens with the legal process. NCAA rules require him to sit out as a transfer. Rutgers will join the Big Ten this season.

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