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Multiple football players arrested, removed from team in September

The Rutgers football program was marred by controversy this season with the arrests of a number of current and former football players. 

In early September, five Scarlet Knights were arrested on assault charges and were immediately suspended, said now-former Athletic Director Julie Hermann.

Nadir Barnwell, Andre Boggs, Razohnn Gross, all 20 years old, and Delon Stephenson and Ruhann Peele, both 22, were identified by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and New Brunswick Police Department Director Anthony Capuano as the five Scarlet Knights facing charges, according to a press release.

The five players were charged with aggravated assault, riot and conspiracy to commit a riot.

In addition to these five, former Rutgers football player Tejay Johnson is facing assault charges for a separate incident that occurred on April 25, according to the Asbury Park Press.

On Sept. 10, sophomore fullback Lloyd Terry, 20, was arrested along with former Rutgers football player Jamil C. Pollard, 21. The two players were charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary, according to

Leonte Carroo was arrested on Sept. 12. Carroo was charged with one count simple assault under domestic violence, according to a statement issued by Rutgers University Police Department Chief Kenneth Cop.

Head coach Kyle Flood and Athletic Director Julie Hermann were released from their positions in November following an investigation into these events.

Nikita Biryukov

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