Lawyer: Leonte Carroo's friend grabbed accuser, testimony will show

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A lawyer for suspended Rutgers football star Leonte Carroo says cellphone videos and a witness will help exonerate Carroo of domestic violence.

Attorney William Fetky appeared with Carroo at a court hearing Wednesday in New Jersey. A woman Carroo is accused of attacking after a Sept. 12 football game is seeking a permanent restraining order against him.

Fetky says the woman was the aggressor and that Carroo's friend will testify he, not Carroo, grabbed the woman's arm and pushed her down.

Carroo's mother, his girlfriend and his girlfriend's father are charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct related to the fight.

The court hearing was adjourned until Oct. 6.

Outside court, the woman Carroo is accused of attacking said the attorney's statement was false and she didn't provoke the attack.

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.

The team's coach, Kyle Flood, also was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 for improperly contacting an instructor regarding a grade of one of the players.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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