All active players have been suspended indefinitely

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
Updated September 03, 2015 06:15 PM
Credit: Icon Sportswire/AP

Five Rutgers University football players were arrested in connection with home invasions and assaults, New Jersey prosecutors announced today.

One player was charged with burglary in a string of home invasions, and four players were arrested in connection with an assault that left one student with a broken jaw.

All five players have been suspended indefinitely from the Scarlet Knights team.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said that sophomore defensive back Andre Boggs, 20, was charged with burglary while armed and conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.

Boggs and another man allegedly broke into a home in April and stole $900 cash and marijuana while armed with a baseball bat and a knife. They were also charged with an attempted robbery that took place at a school dormitory in May, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office.

In a separate case, prosecutors said that four players were charged Thursday with assaulting a group of students near campus in an unprovoked attack in April. Junior defensive back Nadir Barnwell, 20, and sophomore fullback Razohnn Gross, 20 – who are both criminal justice majors – junior defensive back Ruhann Peele, 22, and junior defensive back Delon Stephenson, 22, were charged with aggravated assault, riot and conspiracy to commit a riot.

A 19-year-old student suffered a broken jaw from the attack. No other injuries have been reported.

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