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.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2021, 8:46 PM

Updated 936 days ago

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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.


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