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Aggies WR allegedly hit roommate with guitar

8/1/2004 - Texas A&M Aggies

HOUSTON -- Texas A&M receiver Nick Rhodes has been dismissed
from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for
allegedly punching his roommate and hitting him with a guitar.

"Nick Rhodes is no longer with the team," A&M coach Dennis
Franchione said Tuesday while attending the Texas High School
Coaches Association coaching school in Houston.

Franchione declined further comment.

Rhodes, a redshirt freshman from Brownwood, was arrested
Thursday and charged with Class A assault, a misdemeanor. He posted
$7,000 bond Friday.

The roommate suffered several scratches and cuts, according to a
College Station police report, but he declined medical treatment.

Rhodes refused to come out of his room when police arrived and
officers kicked in the door to arrest him. Police Sgt. Mike Dean
said Rhodes was arrested without incident.

Nine Texas A&M football players and one recruit have been
arrested since November.