05/29 08:07 CDT Police: Tulane football player arrested after punching girl
Police: Tulane football player arrested after punching girl
ZACHARY, La. (AP) --- A fight at a Waffle House in Louisiana landed a Tulane
University football player in jail and a teenage girl in a hospital, police
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid told The Advocate the early Monday morning
fight that led to the arrest of Tyler Judson, a defensive back on the
university's football team, originated from an argument about a conversation on
It is not clear whose relationship the argument was about, but McDavid said it
appears to involve Judson and the girl he is accused of punching. Police did
not identify the victim, but WWL-TV reported her to be a high school student.
Her mother told the news outlet her daughter has many facial fractures and will
likely need surgery around her eye and for a broken nose.
The woman also told the television station her daughter, who is now recovering
at home, did not know Judson.
The fight started after a group of people went to a Waffle House in Zachary
after a party, McDavid said. Officers arrested Judson after interviewing
several witnesses, and determining he allegedly punched someone in the face,
the Advocate reported. Another juvenile was also arrested on battery charges.
"As additional information has now become available concerning his arrest
earlier this week, Tulane football student-athlete Tyler Judson has been
dismissed from the football program after initially being suspended following
his arrest," Tulane Athletics said in a statement. "Tulane will continue to
hold our student-athletes, coaches and staff to the highest of standards."
Judson was released on a $7,500 bond after his arrest on battery charges. It
was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.