One college football team just had its third and fourth arrests of the month following a violent incident Arrest Nation via Twitter

Two Old Dominion football players have been arrested following an altercation at a nightclub, and one of the players — a rising star on the team — could face a felony charge.

Devin Hannan and Manny Matiarena have been suspended, according to a report By News 3 in Norfolk, Va.  

News 3 reported that head football coach Bobby Wilder issued a terse statement that said, “Devin Hannan and Manny Matiarena have been suspended indefinitely from the Old Dominion football team.”

Authorities said a verbal altercation in a bar turned violent,  and two men — one 26, the other 21 — were injured. The 26-year-old had to be taken to the hospital, according to a report in the Virginian Pilot.

Hannan, a 20-year-old sophomore, was arrested on suspicion of malicious wounding , a felony, and misdemeanor assault and battery, the Pilot reported.  Matiarena was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

Hannan is a 6-foot-4, 298 pound offensive tackle who’s a rising star, according to his Old Dominion bio. He was named to the All-Freshman team in Conference USA, and was an anchor on the offensive line that helped the Monarchs lead the conference in rushing yards.  Matiarena, a red shirt senior,  is a 6-foot-4, 305 pound offensive tackle who appeared in 11 games last season, mostly with the kickoff team, according to his Old Dominion bio. He’s already graduated with a degree in criminal justice.

Hannan and Matiarena were the third and fourth football players arrested in the last month. Derek Wilder, the coach’s son, and Aquante Thornton, a former defensive back, were each suspended after they were charged on May 18 with eluding police (a felony) and misdemeanor reckless driving on motorcycles.

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