Mike Lucas arrested for assault

Updated: October 16, 2012, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- An Ohio University football player has been arrested after police say he and four other men attacked a freshman who had been sitting on a bench.

Nineteen-year-old Mike Lucas was arrested on a felonious assault charge Monday following the early Sunday morning incident.

The freshman offensive lineman from Chicago has a hearing set for Oct. 25 in Athens County Municipal Court. A judge will decide whether there's probable cause to refer the case for prosecution in common pleas court.

Team spokesman Tom Symonds says Lucas has been suspended pending the investigation.

A message left for Lucas was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Ohio University lists Lucas as a redshirt freshman who has had 16 plays this year, including in the team's wins over New Mexico State, Marshall, Norfolk State and Massachusetts.


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