- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A University of Bridgeport women’s soccer player has been granted probation and will return home to England after being charged with head-butting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1zLKv3C ) that 22-year-old Danielle Puddefoot of Slough, England, was granted accelerated rehabilitation Friday by a Bridgeport Superior Court judge. If she successfully completes one year of probation, assault and disorderly conduct charges will be dismissed.

Police say Puddefoot head-butted teammate Hailey Marquis in a dorm April 30 after she became upset at not receiving a good sportsmanship award at the university’s sports award banquet. Marquis suffered two black eyes and facial swelling.

Puddefoot told a judge she wouldn’t write an apology letter to Marquis because she didn’t admit any wrongdoing.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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