Police: Mother of Rutgers football player Carroo involved in brawl
The 41-year-old mother of suspended Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo was among three people charged Tuesday for their involvement in an altercation outside the university's football headquarters earlier this month.
Lavern Carroo, and two others were charged by the Rutgers University Police Department with simple assault and disorderly conduct related to an incident, according to a report on NJ.com.
Three people with connections to the suspended Rutgers star football player were allegedly involved in the incident. Also charged were Maria Vega, 20, and Juan Vega, 52.
Maria Vega, of Fort Lee, is believed to have had a romantic relationship with Carroo.
"Authorities alleged that their actions included general fighting behavior, specifically hair pulling and striking a victim in the face with a hand," NJ.com reported Tuesday.
The publication also reported that this is not the first time Lavern Carroo has faced legal problems. Union County court records show that in 2001, she pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception. She was given a sentence of one year of probation.
Earlier this month, Leonte Carroo was arrested and charged with “simple assault under domestic violence” following an incident that took place outside the school’s training facility after the team’s loss to Washington. The team's co-captain was suspended following the incident.
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