Rutgers Gives Quarterback Phillip Nelson the Boot

By DJ Byrnes on May 13, 2014 at 12:27p

We last saw Rutgers rescind the rescinding of Eric LeGrange's invitation to speak at their commencement. Today, they're back in the news for kicking one of their quarterbacks, Minnesota transfer Phillip Nelson, off the the team.

Nelson faces charges of first-degree assault and third degree assault for allegedly kicking a 24-year-old man in the heard during a weekend fight in Mankato, Minnesota. Isaac Kolstad, Nelson's alleged victim, is currently clinging to life. The fight allegedly started over Nelson being upset about attention paid to his girlfriend.

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Crimson's picture

Rutgers: "We are not FSU!"  *Walks away sheepishly*

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BierStube's picture

Rutgers giving Phillip Nelson the "Full Nelson"!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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brband64's picture

"Maybe the Big Ten is not that bad. Maybe it's pretty damn good.'' ~ Urban Meyer

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RedStorm45's picture

Does Rutgers have a stupid "WE ARE. RUTGERS." chant or anything?  Kind of like who "#SEC" is attached to stories coming from the south?  We really need to start making it a thing with all of their dumb antics.

dubjayfootball90's picture

I don't even know what to say

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

rdubs's picture

To be fair this is an example of Rutgers as an institution doing the right thing.  Not a great look for one of their players or one of Minnesota's former players.

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osuisnumber1's picture

From the sounds of it I don't think it was necessary to rescind scholarship offer because I don't think he can escape jail time.



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bukyze's picture

From Minnesota, huh?  Must've watched Dave Winfield highlights.

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FROMTHE18's picture

They were working at a 'Florida State pace' with this one

Osurrt's picture

The sad thing is.....these types of behaviors, mentalities and the inability to stay away from trouble and drugs in today's college and professional athletes is mind boggling. 98% of the male population would give their right arm to be in the spots of these guys that get into trouble.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Well, I doubt many other quarterback prospects would offer their right arm...

I like cookies.

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gemcitybuckeye's picture

Is it too late to rescind our invitation and bring in ANYONE else? That place is just a freakin train wreck. lol