In the middle of February, three Middle Tennessee State football players were suspended after being arrested and charged in connection to a bar altercation.
Four months later, the football program has again hit the offseason legal trifecta.
According to WSMV-TV, defensive tackle J.D. Jones, defensive tackle Marcus Robinson and cornerback Rodney O’Neal were arrested and charged — or will be arrested and charged — following an incident late this past week. Jones was charged with two counts of aggravated assault while O’Neal was charged with one count of aiding and abetting; neither the charges Robinson is facing — a warrant for his arrest has been issued — nor the details of what led to the trio of arrests and charges have been released.
What is known is that all three players have been indefinitely suspended by head coach Rick Stockstill.
“I was disappointed to learn of charges brought against three current football players,” Stockstill said in a statement. “This is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee, and we will react accordingly after gathering all pertinent information. …
“We always try to represent our university to the highest standards, and matters like this are taken very seriously.
Jones played in 12 games last season and was credited with 14 tackles, one of which was for a loss. The two other players involved in the incident have yet to play a game for the Blue Raiders.
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