Posted May 13, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Rutgers Quarterback Dismissed From Football Program After Assault Charge

Rutgers has dismissed one of their quarterbacks after an incident which resulted in the player getting arrested.

Quarterback Philip Nelson was charged with one count of first degree assault and another count of third degree assault after he kicked 24-year-old Isaac Kolstad in the head during a fight. The altercation occurred in Mankato, Minnesota and not on Rutgers property.

Scarlet Knights head coach Kyle Flood released a statement regarding Nelson.

“The Rutgers football family’s thoughts and prayers are with Isaac Kolstad and his family.”

Kolstad is currently “fighting for his life” according to his father, after the incident in which is rumored to be over Nelson’s girlfriend.

Nelson is a transfer from Minnesota. He spent last season, his sophomore season throwing for 1,306 before going to Rutgers in January.