Pitt OL Keith Coleman arrested

Updated: September 18, 2010, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Police arrested a University of Pittsburgh football player and charged him with aggravated assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after a dispute left another man with a broken bone.

Reserve offensive lineman Keith Coleman, 20, was arrested just before 2 a.m. ET Saturday in Pittsburgh. Sgt. James Kohnen says a witness told officers that Coleman spoke to two women, and that upset their two male companions.

Kohnen says the player told investigators that the other men called him a racial slur, and a fight began.

One of the men was taken to a hospital with a broken collarbone.

Coleman was arraigned Saturday and released on his own recognizance. A listed phone number for him could not be found, and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

The team did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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