Oct 13 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders head coach Rick Stockstill before a game against the Florida International Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee State Suspends Three Players Following Bar Altercation


For the second time this year, a trio of Middle Tennessee State football players has been suspended. Four months after the first trio was suspended following a bar fight that led to the first set of arrest and charges, defensive tackle J.D. Jones, defensive tackle Marcus Robinson and cornerback Rodney O’Neal are the new players to find themselves in some hot water.

According to WSMV-TV, Jones was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and O’Neal was charged with one count of aiding and abetting, but the charges that Robinson is facing have not been released.

The team acknowledge the latest bad news for the program in a press release.

“I was disappointed to learn of charges brought against three current football players,” Blue Raiders head coach Rick Stockstill said. “This is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee, and we will react accordingly after gathering all pertinent information.

“We always try to represent our university to the highest standards, and matters like this are taken very seriously.”

Jones played in 12 games last season in a very small role, while the other two players have yet to play a down for Middle Tennessee State.

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