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Xavier Boyce faces child abuse charge

Updated: March 28, 2011, 12:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Blacksburg police say a Virginia Tech football player is facing child abuse charges in connection with injuries to his infant child.

The Roanoke Times reported that 20-year-old Xavier Boyce and girlfriend Olivia Hutchins were arrested Wednesday on charges related to cruelty and injuries to the girl. Boyce is a redshirt sophomore split end.

Police say they believe the child was injured Jan. 31 at the couple's home but didn't say in what way the child was hurt.

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