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Minnesota Football: Former Gopher, Philip Nelson Arrested in Mankato

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Following an altercation this weekend, Rutgers quarterback, Philip Nelson has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a former cross-town rival and Minnesota State Mankato football player.

This from the local Mankato Free Press.

Officers on patrol in downtown Mankato came across the victim of an apparent assault, 24-year-old Isaac Dallas Kolstad, just after 2 a.m. near the corner of Cherry and South Front streets. Kolstad, a 2008 Mankato East graduate who played three seasons for MSU, was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition as of 1 p.m. Sunday.

Nelson, 20, was found at the scene and taken to jail in connection with the assault. Police are seeking charges of third-degree assault against Nelson.

As you know, following the season Nelson made the decision to leave the Gopher program and was planning to transfer to Rutgers.  Rutgers has yet to make an official statement as they are still gathering information. (from Star Trib story)

A Rutgers athletic department spokesman, Jason Baum, said in a statement that the school is "in the process of gathering information on the situation and reserve comment until the legal process is complete," according to the Newark Star-Ledger's web site.