FSU’s Mario Pender dismissed after domestic violence arrest

Sunday May 8th, 2016

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Florida State running back Mario Pender has been dismissed following an arrest on Saturday, the school announced.

Pender, a fifth-year senior, was arrested Saturday on charges of committing domestic violence by strangulation and resisting an officer without violence, according to FSView.

​The Cape Coral (Fl.) product redshirted in 2012, did not play in 2013, and rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore. He played in the first three games of the 2015 season, battling for time behind Dalvin Cook, before missing the remainder of the year with a collapsed lung.

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