NAU Football Player Charged In Minnesota Assault
CHASKA (AP) -- A Minnesota prosecutor has charged an Arizona college football player in a baseball bat attack on a high school basketball player.
The Carver County Attorney's office charged 19-year-old Jabari Javon Marshall of Flagstaff, Arizona, with second- and third-degree assault.
Marshall is accused of attacking 18-year-old Oliver Smith, a basketball player at Waconia High School.
According to the complaint, a 17-year-old girl had asked Smith to meet her in a church parking lot on October 12th.
As Smith was getting into the girl's car, he was hit in the head and knee with a souvenir baseball bat by a man who then fled.
Defense attorney Lynne Torgerson says Marshall will plead not guilty.
Marshall, a redshirt freshman, is suspended from the Northern Arizona University football team until an investigation is complete.