Rutgers dismisses quarterback after arrest

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Philip Nelson spent two seasons at Minnesota.

Rutgers dismissed quarterback Philip Nelson from its program yesterday after he was charged in an assault that left a man critically injured.

Coach Kyle Flood announced the decision yesterday in a statement.


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Nelson, who had transferred to Rutgers from Minnesota, was charged on Monday with two counts of felony assault in a weekend fight that left Isaac Dallas Kolstad, 24, severely injured. Authorities say Nelson, 20, kicked Kolstad in the head after another man punched Kolstad in downtown Mankato, Minn.

Yesterday, authorities arrested a 21-year-old man whom they believe punched Kolstad.

Nelson is out of jail on bail.

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