Nevada RB Dismissed After Arrest For Battery
Nevada running back Chris Solomon has been dismissed from the football team less than a month after an arrest for domestic battery, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Saturday.
Coach Brian Polian publicly suspended Solomon after the initial Jan. 19 arrest. The Reno police department issued this statement to the paper regarding the incident:
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).
Solomon reportedly tweeted "My last day in Reno ..." on Friday before deleting it. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Solomon was the third-team running back as a freshman, and both the players ahead of him are expected to return in 2014. But the three-star recruit fielded offers from at least three Pac-12 schools out of high school and showed promise.
Solomon ran for 108 yards at eventual national champion Florida State on Sept. 14, his most extensive action, caught a 57-yard pass against Hawaii and carried seven times for 41 yards at Boise State.