Coach: 2 Rutgers football players suspended following paintball gun arrest
Two Rutgers football players have been suspended from the team following their arrest stemming from an alleged incident with a paintball gun.
Cornerbacks Max Melton and Chris Long are facing aggravated assault and weapons charges for allegedly shooting three people with a paintball gun on Monday night.
The Rutgers University Police Department says that three students on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway reported that they were shot with paintballs discharged from a vehicle. The students suffered minor injuries and did not seek medical attention.
Melton and Long were released on their own recognizance and have a court date set for Nov. 4.