College football player charged with assault, suspended

April 7, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A college football player in North Carolina has been suspended from playing after he was arrested on assault charges.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Saturday that the player is Damontay Jaqual Rhem of North Carolina State University.

The 22-year-old was arrested Friday. He faces a charge of assault on a female. He was being held on no bail. It’s unclear if he’s obtained an attorney.

Fred Demarest, an N.C. State athletic department spokesman, said in a statement that the school is aware of the charges and awaiting additional details.

Rhem is a running back and a former walk-on who was put on scholarship in 2018.


Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com