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Louisiana football player arrested following altercation

Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 10:01:05-05

LAFAYETTE, La — A UL football player has been suspended following his arrest.

According to police, Alex Allen and a 24-year-old male were involved in an altercation at the corner of S. Buchanan and Congress Street the night of December 21st. The 24-year-old was transported to a local hospital; the extent of injuries is unknown at this time. Allen, who had recently graduated, was arrested on 2nd degree battery charges.

University officials have a released a statement regarding Allen's arrest:

"Out of respect for the legal process, the University will not comment circumstances that led to the student-athlete's suspension. The thoughts of the University community are with the injured student and his family."

Allen has since bonded out