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Rutgers dismiss Nelson days after QB puts rival in hospital

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Phillip Nelson will no longer play for Rutgers
Phillip Nelson will no longer play for Rutgers.

Rutgers have dismissed quarterback, Philip Nelson, a day after after the student-athlete was charged with two counts of assault.

Nelson, who only recently arrived at the school in 2014 having transferred from the University of Minnesota, is alleged to have kicked victim, an Issac Kolstad, in the head during an altercation outside of a bar in Manako, Minnesota over the weekend.

Kolstad, who played for Minnesota State as a linebacker previously, remains in hospital with a severe head injury.

Nelson meanwhile appeared in court Monday after being jailed Sunday and today his new school saw fit to end ties with the quarterback:

"The Rutgers football family's thoughts and prayers are with Isaac Kolstad and his family," coach Kyle Flood said in a Tuesday statement.

Nelson leaves without ever having played a game for the Scarlet Knights, having thrown for 1,306 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions in his final season with Minnesota. 

Police continue to investigate the assault charges but Rutger's move today is another piece of bad news for the 20-year-old.

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