Rutgers' cornerback Nadir Barnwell during NCAA football action between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Howard University Bison at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. on Sept. 6, 2014.
Duncan Williams—AP
September 3, 2015 4:47 PM EDT

New Jersey officials charged five Rutgers University football players Thursday for their alleged roles in an April assault of a student.

A Rutgers’ student had their jaw broken during the attack, say Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a report by

Among the five Scarlet Knights charged is junior defensive back Nadir Barnwell, who is at the center of a Rutgers investigation into whether head coach Kyle Flood violated school rules by contacting a professor about Barnwell’s grades.

The other players charged are junior Ruhann Peele, sophomore Rahzonn Gross, junior Delon Stephenson and sophomore Andre Boggs.

Rutgers announced that the players are suspended indefinitely.

It was unclear if any of the men had attorneys, the Associated Press reported.

Moments before the announcement by officials, Flood told reporters that chances were high that he would be coaching the Scarlet Knights in the team’s season opener Saturday.




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