Rutgers College defensive backs Malachi “Max” Melton and Chris Lengthy have been suspended from the soccer group after they have been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and a weapons depend after putting three folks with paintballs whereas in a transferring automobile.
Head coach Greg Schiano introduced the suspensions on Tuesday.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday evening within the space of the college’s Livingston campus in Piscataway, New Jersey, at roughly 10 p.m. native time. The three college students who have been hit by the paintballs suffered minor accidents.
Melton has made vital contributions to the Scarlet Knights to date. He got here away with two interceptions — certainly one of which was returned for a 46-yard landing in opposition to Temple College — and blocked a punt in three video games this 12 months. Lengthy, alternatively, has contributed to particular groups in all three matchups.
Each gamers are set to make their preliminary court docket appearances on Nov. 4.
The Scarlet Knights are set to tackle No. 19 College of Michigan to kick off Large Ten motion on Saturday.
The Related Press contributed to this report.