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Rutgers announced Tuesday that transfer quarterback Philip Nelson has been dismissed from the team following assault charges in Minnesota.

Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood made the announcement in a statement on the school's website.

Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault after a weekend fight outside a Mankato bar that left another man gravely injured.

ASSAULT CHARGE: Victim in critical condition

Nelson, 20, kicked 24-year-old Isaac Dallas Kolstad in the head while Kolstad was lying on the ground after being struck by another man early Sunday morning, according to a criminal complaint. Kolstad, 24, a former Minnesota State-Mankato linebacker, was in critical condition Monday with a severe head injury at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, according to hospital spokesman Kevin Burns.

The complaint said witnesses described Nelson as being upset over attention being paid to his girlfriend.

"The Rutgers football family's thoughts and prayers are with Isaac Kolstad and his family," Flood said.

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