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Family: Linebacker hurt in assault is determined

May 12, 2014
Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The family of a former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker who was hospitalized following an alleged altercation with another high profile athlete described him as strong and determined.

Isaac Dallas Kolstad, of Mankato, was in critical condition Sunday.

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Robert Nelson was jailed following the alleged altercation in Mankato early Sunday.

A police statement said officers came across the 24-year-old Kolstad while patrolling around 2 a.m. The 20-year-old Nelson was arrested at the scene.

KTOE-AM reported police are requesting felony charges of third-degree assault.

The family released a statement Sunday evening through the Mayo Clinic Health System, which also said they were grateful for the outpouring of support.

Nelson left the Gophers in January to transfer to Rutgers, which is moving to the Big Ten next season.



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