FORMER MINNESOTA quarterback Philip Nelson, who transferred to Rutgers in January, was jailed following an altercation in Mankato early yesterday that sent a former Minnesota State Mankato linebacker to the hospital in critical condition.
A police statement said officers came across Isaac Dallas Kolstad, 24, of Mankato, while patrolling the city's downtown entertainment district around 2 a.m. Nelson, 20, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Blue Earth County jail.
Police are requesting felony charges of third-degree assault, KTOE-AM reported.
Nelson played in 11 games for the Gophers last season, sharing QB duties.
Nelson was going to sit out the 2014 season and then would have had two seasons of eligibility left.
Kolstad was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. He started all 12 games as a senior last season and was third on the team in tackles with 59.
Police were looking for a second suspect.
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