Philly Football Player Suspended by College After Arrest

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013  |  Updated 8:32 AM EDT
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Philly Footballer Suspended by College After Arrest

Rob Marmion

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A western Pennsylvania university football player from Philadelphia has been suspended from the team following his arrest in an assault case.

Twenty-year-old Claudy Mathieu of Northeast Philadelphia, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman at California University of Pennsylvania, is charged with aggravated and simple assault and disorderly conduct and remains behind bars unable to post $30,000 bail, according to court records.

Police in California, Pa., said a large crowd of people were yelling at each other across the street early Saturday, and they allege that Mathieu ran across the street and punched another man repeatedly.California University of Pennsylvania suspended Philly's Claudy Mathieu from the football team after he was arrested for assault.

University spokeswoman Christine Kindle said Mathieu has been indefinitely suspended while the matter is investigated by the team, and the university's discipline process will also address the issue.

The school says on its athletics website that Mathieu, a George Washington High School graduate, made the honor roll last spring. Court documents don't list an attorney for him.

Mathieu appeared to have originally attended James Madison University in Virginia. His JMU player profile states that he attended Olney High before his senior year at Washington.

 


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