I haven’t seen a police report on this issue, but area reports say USF tight end Trent Pupello was arrested Friday and charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. puppello

Here are the full stories on those from the Times and Tribune.

Pupello has been away from the team because of injury and academic issues. It prompted coach Jim Leavitt to make a statement.

“We have not been involved with Trent Pupello since the beginning of the semester,” he said via email. “He was not going to play for us in 2009 because of an injury and academic issues. I am just learning of the situation. However, if the charges were true, we would never allow anyone that is involved in behavior of that nature to be part of the USF football program.”