Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo was suspended from the team indefinitely on Sunday, and yesterday we learned it was due to his being charged with simple assault in a domestic violence incident. Today, we have new details, and they don’t bode well for Carroo’s future.
Per a report, Carroo is accused of picking up “a woman with whom he had been romantically involved” and slamming her to the concrete surrounding the school’s football facility. As a result, the woman suffered injuries to her hip, both palms of her hands, elbow and the left side of her head.
Carroo has since been released on $1,000 bail and remains suspended, but don’t be surprised if this is the end of his time with the Scarlet Knights. Yes, he is innocent until proven guilty but if these allegations do turn out to be true, his future will look very cloudy in the blink of an eye. The sports world has taken a hard stance on violence against women, and there is no reason why Carroo will be given a free pass if he is found guilty. That would be a great shame, as he is a highly talented receiver and has 90 catches for 1,745 yards and 22 touchdowns in his time with the team.
This season, prior to his suspension, Carroo has seven receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns.
This story is still new and developing, but Campus Sports will update it as any and all new information becomes available.
Rutgers’ next game is against Penn State in Happy Valley on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.
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