UConn Football Player, Glastonbury Native Charged With Assault

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UConn football tight end and Glastonbury native Sean McQuillan is facing assault charges after fighting with his roommate Friday night, according to the Daily Campus.

McQuillan was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

A report from UConn police states that McQuillan got into a fight at the Celeron Square Apartment complex and caused "significant facial injuries" to the victim.

The Daily Campus reported the victim was McQuillan's roommate

University officials declined to elaborate on the incident Tuesday night.

"The athletic department is aware of the situation and we will wait for the judicial process to take its full course. In the meantime, Sean has a responsibility to finish out the semester academically," UConn Athletic Department spokesman Mike Enright said in a statement.

According to McQuillan's bio on the UConn football website, the 22-year-old red shirt senior started 11 games in the 2014 season. He was team captain at Glastonbury High School and studies resource economics and communications at UConn.

McQuillan was released on $500 bond ahead of his court appearance Monday. He's due back before a judge May 21.

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