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Rutgers player in criminal case wants suspension lifted

The attorney for a Rutgers football player facing a domestic violence charge said Thursday they will petition the school to lift his indefinite suspension so he can play while the case is pending. Attorney Peter Gilbreth said after Leonte Carroo was arraigned in Piscataway municipal court that they will ask Rutgers to reassess its position since the trial won't take place until at least mid-November. The 21-year-old pleaded not guilty to an assault charge. Authorities allege he slammed a woman he once dated onto concrete after a game last month. The woman received injuries on her hip, hands, elbow and head. "We're very pleased with the way it's going judicially, but we...