Derrick Tucker, Texas A&M Football, Player Arrested for Assault

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Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested Thursday on assault charges stemming from an incident in March. The police report says Tucker (a junior from Manvel, Texas), got into a physical altercation with another man on Northgate in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 24th. The fight began after the two started arguing over tacos. The victim claims he and Tucker got into a mutual physical altercation, which was broken up. The victim then says Tucker fled the scene only to return a few minutes later and strike him in the back of the head. Tucker played a large role in the Aggie secondary in 2018, collecting 27 total tackles in 10 games. He has been released from jail on $5,000 bond. WTAW has reached out to the Texas A&M Athletics Department for comment on Tucker’s status with the program.

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4 more Bryant University students charged in on-campus assault; police fault excessive drinking

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SMITHFIELD — Police here have arrested four more Bryant University students in connection with Sunday’s on-campus assault.

Jarret Martin, 19, of 81 Wachusett St., Franklin, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering, and disorderly conduct.

John Amaya, 20, of 45 Beck Ave., Rye, New York, and Jack McNeil, 19, of 435 Holly Rd., Marshfield, Massachusetts, are charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.

Sarah McBrien, 20, of 1 Christopher Lane, Scituate, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering and disorderly conduct.

The arrests stem from the incident at Bryant University on Sunday morning when students allegedly broke into a townhouse.

Three student athletes were arrested earlier this week in connection with the incident.

Martin was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday and later appeared before Bail Commissioner George Lazieh. He was released on $1,000 surety bail.

Amaya was taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito. Bail was set at $25,000 personal recognizance.

McNeil and McBrien were taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Bail Commissioner Peter Hopkins. Each was released on $1,000 surety bail.

While Bryant University has announced a review to determine whether the altercation was precipitated by a bias incident, the Police Department said its investigation, so far, has not found any credible evidence that one had occurred.

“What this investigation has clearly revealed is that a day of excessive alcohol consumption and several smaller confrontations during the previous day, culminated in the early morning assaults on April 7, 2019,” the police said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing and will be sent to the attorney general’s office to determine if it is appropriate for additional persons to be charged.

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Three Bryant University student-athletes charged with assault

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Three Bryant University student-athletes were arrested Monday following an assault at a townhouse on campus Sunday, according to the Smithfield police.

The three are Joseph Kasperzyk, 19, a basketball player from 155 Halper Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut; Zahir Williams, 20, a football player from 680 Beck Street, Bronx, New York; and Shelton McNeal, 20, also a football player, of 1741 Washington Avenue, Lakeland, Florida.

They have been charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.

Smithfield police investigated after receiving a call from Bryant Public Safety at 2 a.m. Sunday about an assault.

The townhouse residents told the police they were awakened by people who had entered the residence and began banging on bedroom doors, demanding that the occupants get out of their rooms. According to the police, Kasperzyk, Williams and McNeal then assaulted two of the residents, broke a TV and tore posters off the walls.

According to Bryant, the three students have been suspended from their teams. The dean of student life will initiate a conduct review to determine “their status as students going forward,” Elizabeth O’Neil, associate vice president for university relations, said in an emailed statement.

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Texas LB Demarco Boyd charged with misdemeanor assault for July 4 incident

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University of Texas linebacker Demarco Boyd has been charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from an altercation following a July 4 car crash in West Austin, Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay confirmed to the American-Statesman.

Boyd turned himself into Travis County officials and was released Thursday. Austin police said the official charge is assault with injury, a class A misdemeanor.

An arrest affidavit in the case is expected to be made public Friday. Austin police have been investigating the incident since July 4, interviewing numerous witnesses. Boyd is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old out-of-town visitor at the scene of the crash near Enfield and Mopac (Loop 1), badly damaging a car he was in.

Boyd, a sophomore from Gilmer, has played in four career games at Texas. He redshirted in 2016 and then was used sparingly last season. He was a two-way player at Gilmer and a two-time all-state selection.

In a statement, Texas coach Tom Herman said, “We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”

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Alabama sophomore VanDarius Cowan dismissed from football team following arrest

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University of Alabama sophomore linebacker VanDarius Cowan has been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to an announcement Monday from the UA athletics department.“VanDarius has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our football program due to a violation of team rules,” Coach Nick Saban said in the statement Monday morning. “Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to

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Mississippi State wide receiver Reggie Todd arrested for assault

Reggie Todd Fulmer CupMississippi State wide receiver Reggie Todd was arrested Tuesday on an alleged simple assault charge, according to the Oktibbeha County jail log.

Todd has been suspended indefinitely from team activities, Joe Moorhead said in a statement.

In a statement, a spokesman from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office said that Todd turned himself into the sheriff’s office after warrants were issued for a fight he was allegedly involved with early Sunday morning. The charge is a misdemeanor.

It is believed that the alleged fight was with another male at a house party. Todd, 21, was bonded out. Todd’s initial appearance in Oktibbeha County Justice Court is scheduled for July 10

Todd, who is entering his sophomore season, is one of a handful of Mississippi State receivers battling for playing time and looking to earn a viable role in Joe Moorhead’s offense. There’s a logjam at the position and the opportunity is there for guys to make separation heading into training camp. As a redshirt freshman last season, he had 14 receptions, 160 yards and one touchdown while playing in all 13 games.

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