SD State football player charged in beating

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego State defensive lineman Dontrell Onuoha (on-oo-OH’-ha) has been charged with a pair of felonies in connection with the beating of a fraternity member near campus in September.

The San Diego District Attorney’s Office charged Onuoha _ a 20-year-old sophomore _ with felony assault and felony battery Thursday. The charges could carry a combined seven years in prison.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/xJTsiM), a police report says Onuoha was with a group of men who approached the lone victim, who was punched in the head and suffered broken bones around his eye and partial loss of vision. It’s not clear how many people hit him.

The report says the victim belonged to a fraternity that wouldn’t allow a group of football players into a party.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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