Nevada dismisses running back Chris Solomon from team

Nov 2, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack running back Chris Solomon (20) rushes for a gain against Fresno State Bulldogs linebacker Kyrie Wilson (17) during the second quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

A spokesman for the Nevada Wolf Pack announced last Friday that the team has dismissed running back Chris Solomon.

Solomon was arrested on January 19 on charges of first-degree battery. He was suspended from the team indefinitely the following day.

The Reno police issued the following statement about Solomon’s arrest:

There was evidence that indicated Mr. Solomon had battered his girlfriend, as she had sustained injuries to her person. REMSA personnel were requested to respond and evaluate Mr. Solomon’s girlfriend, which they did. Based on the injuries and the evidence on scene, Mr. Solomon was arrested for Domestic Battery (1st Offense) (Reno Gazette-Journal).

Solomon, who chose the Wolf Pack over Pac-12 schools like Arizona and Arizona State, rushed for 282 yards on 89 carries during the 2013 season, scoring once. His best performance — 26 carries for 108 yards — came in a blowout loss to the Florida State Seminoles. He also contributed three receptions for 79 yards on the season.

[Source: Reno Gazette-Journal]

Topics: Chris Solomon, Nevada Wolf Pack

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