Linebacker indicted in UT marching band assault case
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:43:22 GMT —
Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been indicted in Ohio on a felonious assault charge on allegations he intentionally ran into the Toledo marching band, knocking down a member, as he took the field when the teams played in November.
The Lucas County grand jury on Friday also indicted the redshirt freshman from Miramar, Fla., on a misdemeanor assault charge.
Bass was suspended after the 63-60 victory at Toledo. Coach Dave Deren apologized to the band and the university, saying the program was embarrassed.
The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that a recording appears to show Bass jumping shoulder-first into the face of a band member and knocking over another.
Messages to the Northern Illinois athletic department weren't immediately returned Tuesday. No defense attorney was listed in online court records.