Former Colorado assistant coach charged with felony assault

DENVER (AP) Former University of Colorado assistant football coach Joseph Tumpkin has been charged with multiple counts of felony assault in a domestic violence case that led to his forced resignation last week.

Tumpkin was charged with five felony counts of second-degree assault and three misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault, according to 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young.

Tumpkin, 45, is alleged to have physically abused his former girlfriend between Feb. 27, 2015, and Nov. 20, 2016. The felony charges say he used his hands as a deadly weapon, causing bodily injury and strangling his former girlfriend.

The Associated Press left a message with Tumpkin's lawyer seeking comment on the charges, which were announced Tuesday, the same day his resignation from the Buffaloes coaching staff took effect.


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