Three University of Connecticut sophomore football players, who allegedly assaulted a man and were suspended from last Saturday's game against the University at Buffalo, will face criminal charges.
Police said the three were arrested about 3 a.m. last Thursday after leading authorities on a foot chase. The victim was visiting students at the time of the assault. Anthony Carter, 19, and Jordan Younger, 19, both defensive backs, and Robert Long, 20, a linebacker, are scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court Oct. 14 on a variety of charges. Carter and Younger have been starters; Long is a reserve.
The players were all charged with breach of peace, interfering with a police officer and threatening. Carter also was charged with third-degree assault. Their presence apparently had little impact on the Huskies, who routed UB, 55-0.
In other college football news, inside linebacker Eric Mayes, one of Michigan's co-captains, will be lost for the season with a knee injury. Mayes was hurt during Saturday's 37-0 victory at Indiana.
The headline in Sunday's San Diego Union-Tribune after Florida State's 47-0 rout of Miami: "Hurricanes reduced to hot air."