UConn’s Brian Cespedes charged with assault, breach of peace

Over the weekend, UConn’s Brian Cespedes was arrested by Connecticut state police and charged with misdemeanor charges. The redshirt freshman offensive lineman was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

According to the Hartford Courant, the charges stem from an incident in September, however, details of the incident remain scarce.

UConn was well-aware of the incident in question and the charges will not impact Cespedes’ status with the team.

From the report:

A UConn spokesman said coach Bob Diaco had been aware of the situation since then, so Saturday’s arrest had no bearing on Cespedes’ place in the program. He remains on the team and is not suspended.

Cespedes, of New London, is due in court in Rockville Dec. 21.

Cespedes was buried on the depth chart this season.

UConn finished its 2016 campaign with a disappointing 3-9 record, finishing out the year with six consecutive losses.

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