In the span of 24 hours, the Toledo football program has watched as one of its players was charged with a felony and another dismissed from the football program. And, oddly enough, they are two different individuals.
As the Toledo Blade writes, Rockets defensive end Damien McIntosh was charged with felonious assault stemming from an alleged altercation with his girlfriend last Friday. Based on the details provided by the paper, it’s a wonder that McIntosh is not on the receiving end of the dismissal.
According to the complaint, McIntosh, of 3711 Willow Run Dr., was a passenger in a car driven by Christina Tomusko and is accused of punching her in the face with a closed fist several times. Tomusko suffered nasal fractures, facial contusions and minor head injuries, according to the complaint.
McIntosh played in a combined 14 games in 2008 and 2009, but redshirted in 2010. He will be a redshirt junior in 2011. Whether that’s at Toledo or not remains to be seen.
One player we’re certain won’t be a Rocket in 2011, however, is Isaiah Ballard.
In a press release, head coach Tim Beckman announced that senior Ballard (pictured, right) has been removed from the football team for violation of team policies. Of course, the specific violation was not given.
Ballard started all 13 games for the Rockets as a junior outside linebacker in 2010. He was third on the team with 83 tackles.