Chidozie Nwankwo, a promising freshman defensive lineman for the Houston Cougars, has been suspended after being charged with domestic violence, via TMZ Sports.
The 18-year-old is being accused of choking his girlfriend in late January.
“We are aware of the serious allegations regarding Chidozie Nwankwo,” the school announced in a statement.
“He has been suspended from the Houston football program, pending further information. We will have no further comment regarding this specific case.”
From the report:
Officials say the 18-year-old — listed at 5’11”, 293 lbs — is accused of choking his girlfriend in a January 28 incident at an apartment complex located on the UH campus.
Official documents show Nwankwo was formally charged on Feb. 3 with assault/impeding breathing. He has since been released.
Nwankwo previously held offers from the likes of LSU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Arkansas and Boise State.
No further details are available at this time.