NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A member of the Rutgers University wrestling team was arrested and charged with beating two Rutgers students in an off-campus incident on Sept. 4, police announced today.
Brett Donner, 21, of Wall, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault, Rutgers police said in a statement.
The Rutgers wreslting team roster list's Donner as a red-shirt sophomore competing the 165 lb weight class.
A spokesman for Rutgers said Donner has been suspended from the team. The university issued a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation and are gathering facts. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter.”
Police said the two victims were beaten about 1 a.m. on Easton Avenue near Courtland Street.
No weapons were used, authorities said. They said assault followed a verbal altercation with the unknown male, but gave no other details of the incident.
Both of the victims went to a local hospital for treatment of injuries, police said.
Rutgers police investigated the assault and identified Donner as a suspect, authorities said.
Police still investigating the case and ask that anyone with additional information about the assault, or who may have been in the area at the time, call the Rutgers police Detective Bureau at (848) 932-8025.