OT: Former Minnesota QB & Current Rutgers QB Philip Nelson Arrested for Third Degree Assault

Submitted by Sports on May 11th, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Rutgers transfer QB Philip Nelson (Minnesota) was arrested for kicking a guy in the head until he was completely unresponsive. Victim now in critical condition. Victim was a former Minnesota State-Mankato linebacker Isaac Kolstad. Nelson was also tagged for underage consumption of alcohol. 




May 11th, 2014 at 7:23 PM ^

Didn't want to editorialize in the original post, but this is pretty terrible. Thoughts and prayers to the victim. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery. 

Big Mike

May 11th, 2014 at 7:28 PM ^

I thought he always looked like a pretty nice dude, but wow what a dick head. Prayers go out for the other young man's family. I hope Nelson gets the maxium punishment he can.


May 11th, 2014 at 7:36 PM ^

According to the Minneapolois ABC affiliate's report, Kolstad has a family himself too, so thoughts and hope for a full recovery to him, his wife and children and the whole of his family and freinds really. I sincerely hope that  they not only find the other person they are looking for, but that both Nelson and the other person get to go away for a good long time. Adam Thielen of the Vikings, who played at Mankato as well, said there will be a candlelight vigil at the school's stadium on his Twitter feed too. 


May 11th, 2014 at 7:36 PM ^

Philip Nelson doesn't deserve the privilege of having a college scholarship or to play Big Ten football.  I hope Rutgers responds to this appropriately.

the noid

May 11th, 2014 at 8:13 PM ^

Yeah, I was there I go to school in Mankato.  I have no clue how the fight started but it was a pretty bad sucker punch that knocked Kolstad out, then Nelson kicked him while he was out cold, before the cops got there.  My roomate gave an eyewitness report to the cops but there literally was 100 or more people in that area as it was at bar close and everyone was on there way home.


May 12th, 2014 at 2:26 PM ^

He took the cowardly way! If you want to fight someone, be a man and go toe to toe. That sucker punh stuff is B.S. Then to kick someone that is already incapacitated is down right disturbing. Hopefully his actions land him in jail, he will learn a lesson or two there.


May 11th, 2014 at 8:53 PM ^

The sad thing is a lot of kids seriously don't have the maturity to realize what they're doing, or that there are real life consequences to their actions. I hope the victim recovers. 


May 12th, 2014 at 9:16 AM ^

A plausible defense and or sentance for this crime?

On a serious note, wow.  Don't drink so much, and fighting is never worth it unless you're defending your life.