U of Akron linebacker charged with misdemeanor assault

U of Akron linebacker charged with misdemeanor assault


A linebacker for the University of Akron football team has been charged with misdemeanor assault in Akron Municipal Court.

The charge stems from a May fight.

Brian Bell punched a 24-year-old Ravenna man in the face shortly after meeting him, according to a police report. The victim allegedly had a disagreement with one of Bell's friends.

The victim says Bell yelled at him and sucker punched him in the face. The victim was taken to Akron General and had a cut on his nose and his eyes were swollen.

The case was sent to the prosecutor, who filed the assault charges on Sept. 21.

Bell will be arraigned Sept. 30.

Download the Cleveland 19 News app

Copyright 2016 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 RAYCOM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.