Leonte Carroo's Accuser: 'I Have Never Been So Scared'

By D.J. Byrnes on September 17, 2015 at 10:46 am
Leonte Carroo

Rutgers just keeps Rutgersing right along, folks.

The Scarlet Knights suspended Kyle Flood, their head football coach, for thee games on Wednesday. It was due to Flood contacting a professor about changing a player's grade — after he had specifically been told not to.

It's also dealt this week with the suspension of one of its best players, Leonte Carroo, who is accused of slamming a 20-year-old woman (that worked within the Rutgers recruiting department) onto concrete in the immediate aftermath of Rutgers' 37-34 loss to Washington State.

On Friday, Carroo's accuser spoke to the media.

From NorthJersey.com

In her account to The Record, the woman said Carroo slammed her to the concrete when he intervened in a confrontation between her and his current girlfriend, who she said was part of a group that targeted her as she was leaving her job at the Hale Center, the football program’s headquarters. She said the girlfriend — who has not been charged by police — was apparently upset by her previous involvement with Carroo.


“He knows his own strength. He shouldn’t have done it. I’m 107 pounds. He shouldn’t have thrown me into the concrete,” said the woman, who injured her hip, palms and the left side of her head, according to the court complaint. Carroo is listed by the football program as 6 feet 1 inch and 215 pounds.

After hitting the ground, she said, she believes she blacked out for about 10 seconds. “When I looked up, I had a crowd of about 15 people around me. One girl was hitting me with a [traffic] cone,” she said.

“I have never been so scared,” she said.

Spokane Spokesman-Review reporter Jacob Thorpe reported he heard someone advise Carroo to stay inside the stadium due to commotion outside. Carroo apparently didn't heed that warning, and now he's another public black eye for a university that is out of eyes to blacken. 

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