Football player cited for assault

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Nick Johnson, a freshman cornerback on the Bowling Green State University football team, was cited for assault on April 6, 2015.

Johnson, who led the Falcons with five interceptions in his first season and earned All-Mid-American Conference second team honors, has been suspended indefinitely from the football team said University Spokesperson Dave Kielmeyer.

The incident occurred in a vehicle parked in Lot A at 10:37 p.m. In that vehicle Johnson allegedly struck the girl he was dating with a closed fist and choked her.

Johnson was charged by the University Police Department with misdemeanor assault. He will also be held accountable by the student code of conduct.

Both the University’s and UPD’s investigations are currently on-going, Kielmeyer said.