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SCSU Suspends Two Football Players

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St. Cloud State University Athletic Director Heather Weems has decided to suspend two Husky football players after a late-night incident this weekend in downtown St. Cloud, according to SCSU’s Anne Abicht.

St. Cloud Police arrested two St. Cloud State University Football players outside of the Press Bar Saturday night for disorderly conduct at around 1:45 a.m.

According to jail records, this is Matthews’ fourth arrest in Stearns County, with three disorderly conduct infractions and one noise complaint.

22-year-old Renard Robinson and 23-year-old Marvin Matthews were both arrested for alleged disorderly conduct after an argument and confrontation.

According to police, Robinson was yelling and swearing, causing a disturbance.

Robinson says he was assaulted before police arrived, but wouldn’t cooperate with officers. Robinson was arrested for disorderly conduct after a short struggle.

During the arrest, Matthews disobeyed orders by police to stay back. Matthews took a running start and plowed through an officer in an attempt to get to Robinson.

Officers had to spray Matthews with pepper spray and struggle with him to take him into custody. Matthews is facing charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.

Both were taken to the Stearns County Jail. No injuries were reported.

According to the St. Cloud State University athletics page, Matthews is a senior defensive back and Robinson is a senior wide receiver. The Huskies upset top seeded Minnesota State Mankato in the second round of the playoffs Saturday and will next face Northwest Missouri State in the national quarterfinals.

WJON’s Dan DeBaun contributed to this story.

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