Former Rocket in Court

A former Toledo Rocket had his day in court on Thursday.

Linebacker Isaiah Ballard, appeared at a preliminary hearing facing a felonious assault charge that was amended to a misdemeanor.

The Rogers High School alum was arrested back in May for allegedly punching a man in the face repeatedly, breaking his jaw

That prompted UT football coach Tim Beckman to kick him off the team, the second player Beckman had to dismiss for the same problem in the same week.

It was only a day before the Ballard news, we learned red-shirt defensive end Damien McIntosh was arrested, jailed and removed from the team for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face, breaking her nose and causing minor head injuries