SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Two University of Rhode Island football players have been arrested for an alleged assault on several campus fraternity members.
Nineteen-year-old Barrett Lyons of Belmont, Massachusetts, and 20-year-old Michael LeBlanc of Charlton, Massachusetts, are both charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
Police arrested them early Sunday morning after a fight at the Chi Phi fraternity.
Police say three fraternity brothers were treated at a hospital for broken noses, lacerations and possible broken jaws.
A URI spokeswoman says one player was removed from the team permanently, two others were suspended pending an investigation and four are suspended from next Saturday’s game as a result of the fight. She declined to provide details.
The Providence Journal reports that LeBlanc’s name no longer appears on the football roster.
It’s unclear what led to the fight.
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