Mom, Girlfriend of Rutgers Star Carroo Charged with Assault
The mother and girlfriend of Rutgers University football star Leonte Carroo face charges stemming from a fight that led to his suspension from the team.
Police have charged 41-year-old Lavern Carroo of Edison, 20-year-old Maria Vega of Fort Lee and Vega's 52-year-old father, Juan, with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
It's unclear if they have lawyers who can comment on the charges.
Leonte Carroo has pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence-related assault charge. Authorities say he slammed a woman he once dated onto concrete after a football game on Sept. 12 in Piscataway (pihs-KAT'-uh-way).
The woman received injuries on her hip, hands, elbow and head.
The arrest of the senior captain came after six current and three former Rutgers players were charged with a series of violent crimes.
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