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Rutgers Quarterback Jailed After Assault; Former Teammate 'Fighting For Life'

Philip Nelson/University of Minnesota
Philip Nelson/University of Minnesota

Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson, who transferred from Minnesota in January, was arrested Sunday morning for an assault in Mankato, Minn. that left a former teammate reportedly struggling to survive, police said.

CBS in Minnesota reported that Isaac Dallas Kolstad, 24, of Mankato, Nelson's former teammate, was "fighting for his life" on Monday.

At 2:09 a.m., while on patrol in the town's downtown entertainment district, officers of the Mankato Department of Public Safety police service came across a victim of an apparent assault near the intersection of Cherry and South Front streets, police said.

Kolstad was transported to the local hospital by ambulance. A suspect was located on scene and taken into custody for probable cause assault, police said.

The suspect, Nelson, 20, of Mankato, was then taken to the Blue Earth County jail. Police are looking for another person who was involved in the assault.

Charges of third degree assault are being requested against Nelson.

Matthew Minthorn May 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM
He was doing his job. Nelson was protecting him. Shouldn't that count? Concerned citizen has a good point. He wasn't trying to hurt anyone.
jerry moore May 13, 2014 at 02:16 PM
He's a Jock, he should be able to do what he wants...Right?
Jennifer Spatola May 14, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Well we all know the obvious that he assaulted this teammate n that was a huge mistake because he just ruined his life over something we all don't know why or what happened ? Whatever the conflict was about there is no reason to do what he did even with a good enough reason but the damage is done and my heart goes out to the victims family and friends n as far as the assaulter he def deserves whatever comes his way but the biggest thing is that he has no future career in football and he will have to live with that for the rest of his life!
Sal Anthony May 16, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Espn hates straight people they are racists just like Kanye West and Jamie foxx
Revolution May 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM
At least Rutgers threw him off the team

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