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Collins Charged Again

September 05, 2002|From Associated Press

Nebraska running back Thunder Collins was charged again with assaulting his girlfriend, and the team suspended him for the next three games because of an unrelated NCAA investigation.

Collins, a former East Los Angeles College and Manual Arts High standout, was charged last year with pushing his live-in girlfriend several times, putting her in a headlock and grabbing her by the throat. The charges were dropped after he entered a domestic violence prevention program.

Lancaster County prosecutor Gary Lacey refiled the two misdemeanor assault charges last month because Collins failed to complete the program and pay $200 in fees.

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Air Force fullback Dan Shaffer is out for the season because of a torn knee ligament and halfback Anthony Butler is out indefinitely because of a separated shoulder.... Ohio State receiver Angelo Chattams was excused from the team to deal with accusations he stole golf clubs from a car July 29 in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

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West Virginia's Mountaineer mascot can shoot his musket at Saturday's game against Wisconsin at Madison after all.

Wisconsin officials originally denied the mascot permission to fire the weapon at the stadium. West Virginia officials say the musket fires powder, much like a starter's pistol.

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