The University of Minnesota football team has dismissed tight end Max Janes, who was charged with assaulting a police officer while intoxicated, according to court documents.
Janes, 18, was arrested by Minneapolis police on Feb. 8. and charged with fourth-degree felony assault for "demonstrable bodily harm" of a police officer.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were sent to the main post office in downtown Minneapolis shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 8.
The officers were told a man "was loitering outside the post office, was attempting to gain admittance, and was inappropriately dressed for the cold temperatures."
The officers say Janes got inside a loading dock when a garage door opened.
Police say Janes appeared to be intoxicated and "substantially underdressed for the conditions."
The officers put Janes in the back of the squad car.
Janes told the officers he was about to vomit, according to the criminal complaint.
The officers opened the door for Janes, he got out the squad and " proceeded to punch one of the officers in the face, causing the officer demonstrable bodily harm."
According to the criminal complaint, Janes "then actively fought with officers. (The) officers eventually restrained (him) and transported (Janes) to jail."
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck has released this statement:
"We have extremely high standards for members of our team and when those standards are not met there are consequences," he said. "The behavior exhibited in this situation is completely unacceptable and contradictory to the culture we are creating. Law enforcement officers speak to our team and educate them multiple times a year, and we greatly appreciate those who protect and serve us on a daily basis."
Janes graduated from Mounds View High School before joining the Gophers football team as a walk-on freshman.
Janes' attorney issued a statement on Twitter saying: "Maxwell Janes has been charged and has been removed from the U of MN football team. He is deeply apologetic and is on the way to making amends for his conduct towards the officer."