Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo slammed a woman into the concrete outside the Scarlet Knights’ football training center Saturday night, according to a complaint filed in a Piscataway, N.J. municipal court and obtained by The Bergen Record.
According to a report from the Daily Targum, Rutgers's student newspaper, one of the women involved in the altercation was a recruiting ambassador who worked for the football program as a hostess for recruits on game days and at other events.
Carroo, who was arrested by the Rutgers University Police Department on Saturday and subsequently suspended from the program indefinitely, is accused in the complaint of “picking her up and slamming her down on a concrete surface, injuring her left hip, both palms, left elbow and left side of the head.”
Carroo, 21, was romantically involved with the woman and the incident was “sparked” by a fight between two women, reports The Record. He was charged with domestic violence and a disorderly persons’ offense, and released on $1,000 bail.
The incident occurred following Rutgers’ 37–34 loss to Washington State at High Point Solutions Stadium in New Jersey on Saturday. Carroo caught four passes for 52 yards and also returned two kickoffs for a loss of four yards in the game.
The details of the incident come one day after former Rutgers defensive tackle Jamil Pollard was arrested and charged, along with former fullback Lloyd M. Terry, with robbery, conspiracy and burglary.
Six Rutgers players and three former players have been charged with violent crimes in areas surrounding campus since last spring. Earlier this month, Rutgers dismissed five football players after their arrests stemming from an April assault.
In two games this season, Carroo has seven receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns.
- Mike Fiammetta