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CCSU basketball player arrested on assault charges

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Kye Vinales / New Britain Police

Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central Connecticut State University basketball team, was arrested after getting into an altercation with his girlfriend.

In the police report the woman accuses Vinales of hitting her in the head before getting out of her car on Ella Grasso Boulevard Friday night around 11:30.

The school is aware of the incident, and Vinales is not currently participating in basketball activities. His long-term status on the team is not yet known.

He was charged with assault and disorderly conduct, and was released on a promise to appear in court Dec. 5.



Related: Men help fight domestic violence at CCSU


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  • Ed Makuck

    You make a big deal about every athlete arrested on assault charges EXCEPT, Hope Solo! Why the double standard? This is supposed to be domestic assault awareness month but you’re very subjective in which incidents you choose to highlight? Should one infer that it isn’t domestic assault if the perpetrator is female? You must believe she’ll make a great role model for young girls if we are to believe your negative reporting is fairly applied.