Star Receiver Reinstated
by: Matt Salvatore
Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood reinstated the Scarlet Knights’ star wide receiver Leonte Carroo to the football program, a day after both the restraining order and the simple assault charges filed against Carroo were dropped by request of the alleged victim.
Carroo did participate with his teammates in this week’s game against the Michigan State Spartans. The receiver scored three touchdowns with a total of 129 yards. Carroo, an NFL prospect, gained high praises from former Giant, and Michigan State alum, Plaxico Burress. The star receiver missed two games due to the suspension, in which the Scarlet Knights went 1-1 in his absence.
Carroo would not have stood trial until mid-November had the charges not been dropped. According to NJ.com, Carroo’s lawyer said he would ask to have the receiver reinstated prior to the trial, originally set for the middle of November, as afterwards the season would essentially be over.
Flood suspended Carroo indefinitely after he was allegedly involved in an altercation outside the Hale Center, Rutgers football’s training facility, after the loss to Washington State on September 12, 2015. A complaint filed withPiscataway Municipal Court said Carroo slammed a woman to the concrete, according to the The Record.
Videos of the altercation displayed the altercation with no picture of Carroo, and one of him in it where he is not seen near the woman he allegedly slammed The alleged victim was a former Rutgers recruiting ambassador.