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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Latest on Philip Nelson situation

By Adam Rittenberg

Disturbing details emerged Monday about the assault allegedly involving former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson, now at Rutgers. Nelson was charged Monday with both first-degree assault and third-degree assault.

The victim of the assault, former Minnesota State football player Isaac Kolstad, remained in critical condition as of Monday afternoon, according to his father.

Philip Nelson
If convicted, Philip Nelson faces up to 25 years in prison.
Nelson was released from jail Monday night and left with a towel over his head to hide his face from cameras.

Here's what came to light Monday:
Nelson played at Minnesota the last two seasons, starting 16 games at quarterback, before transferring to Rutgers in January. He remains on the Rutgers roster, and Rutgers hasn't commented since releasing a short statement Sunday that it is gathering information on the incident.

An incredibly sad situation all around. More to come.