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Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Updated: August 1, 8:09 PM ET
Aggies WR allegedly hit roommate with guitar

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Texas A&M receiver Nick Rhodes has been dismissed from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching his roommate and hitting him with a guitar.

"Nick Rhodes is no longer with the team," A&M coach Dennis Franchione said Tuesday while attending the Texas High School Coaches Association coaching school in Houston.

Franchione declined further comment.

Rhodes, a redshirt freshman from Brownwood, was arrested Thursday and charged with Class A assault, a misdemeanor. He posted $7,000 bond Friday.

The roommate suffered several scratches and cuts, according to a College Station police report, but he declined medical treatment.

Rhodes refused to come out of his room when police arrived and officers kicked in the door to arrest him. Police Sgt. Mike Dean said Rhodes was arrested without incident.

Nine Texas A&M football players and one recruit have been arrested since November.