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Indiana TE Hendershot facing battery, other charges

Field Level Media
24 Feb 2020, 06:40 GMT+10

Indiana University tight end Peyton Hendershot faces multiple charges following an alleged incident with a former girlfriend.

According to information obtained by the Bloomington Herald-Times, Bloomington police arrested Hendershot on Saturday night and booked him into the Monroe County Jail on preliminary charges of felony residential entry and three misdemeanors: domestic battery, criminal mischief and criminal conversion. His bond was set at $2,500.

Police say the 20-year-old redshirt sophomore entered an ex-girlfriend's apartment without permission to accuse her of infidelity and took her cellphone to check for calls and texts.

According to a release from the Bloomington Police Department, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Hendershot "grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against the wall" when she attempted to retrieve the phone.

Hendershot was later arrested at his residence after the woman called 911.

The university's athletics department issued a statement saying the school was aware of the arrest, and that "IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal and administrative processes, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants."

Hendershot earned All-Big Ten honors in 2019 after setting Hoosiers season records for a tight end with 52 receptions and 622 yards. He scored four touchdowns.

He played in 28 games from 2017-19, catching 67 passes for 785 yards and six touchdowns.

--Field Level Media

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