Redskins safety Montae Nicholson has been ruled out for Saturday’s game at Tennessee following his arrest earlier this week., the Associated Press reports.
Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team’s practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson’s arrest. He said Tuesday the 23-year-old had been released on $2,500 bond.
Police say Nicholson and 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to a physical assault of two victims, one man and one woman.
The team has yet to officially suspend the second-year player from Michigan State.
“We don’t know yet,” coach Jay Gruden said about Nicholson’s status for the rest of the season. “We’re going to have a discussion up here right after this practice and then decide what to do.”
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