NC State football player suspended following arrest, officials say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina State University football player has been suspended after police say he assaulted a female, according to officials.

Damontay Jaqual Rhem, 22, was arrested Friday afternoon on campus at Wolf Village by N.C. State University police, according to arrest records.

Rhem, of Wendell, is a running back for the Wolfpack, according to the N.C. State football team roster.

Rhem, who played in the final eight games of the 2018 season, graduated from East Wake High School and attended UNC Pembroke before transferring to N.C. State. 

Rhem is charged with assault on a female, which authorities say took place Thursday, according to arrest records.

N.C. State University released a statement saying that Rhem was suspended.

“We’re aware of the charges and await additional details. Damontay is suspended from athletic participation pending resolution of this matter in accordance with the NC State Student-Athlete Code of Conduct,” Senior Associate Athletics Director Fred Demarest said the statement released to CBS 17. 

No other details were available.

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