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UConn Running Back Facing Misdemeanor Charge

Lyle James McCombs was arrested Friday after a "dispute" on the Storrs campus.

A University of Connecticut football player is facing a misdemeanor charge following a dispute with his girlfriend this past weekend, police said.

Lyle James McCombs, a UConn running back from Staten Island, NY, was arrested Friday by campus police and charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Police responded to the Hilltop Apartment Complex in Storrs after an alarmed resident called and reported that a male and female were involved in a domestic dispute, according to a police report.

As a result of their investigation, police said McCombs, 20, "was yelling, had spit on and pushed his girlfriend" while outside a residence hall, according to an arrest report.

McCombs' bond was set at $500. He is scheduled to next appear in Rockville Superior Court on Nov. 27, according to court records.

Police also arrested Sasiamarie Jones, 22, of 84 Chelsea St., Stratford, and charged her with second-degree breach of peace.

According to police, Jones had "spit, scratched and pushed her boyfriend," during the same incident.

Jones' bond was set at $500. She is scheduled to next appear in Rockville Superior Court on Nov. 27, according to court records.

The university responded Saturday by having McCombs sit out the first quarter against Rutgers as the Huskies fell to the Scarlet Knights 19-3.

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