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Feb 20, 2017 11:58 AM

Basketball player's viral assault of opponent forces NH college to respond

NASHUA - A N.H. college basketball player is facing assault charges, and a video of the attack of an opponent has gone viral.

Daniel Webster College released a statement after dozens of police officers had to stop a brawl that broke out during a basketball game on Saturday. Daniel Webster College's leading scorer Marquise Caudill, 22, was caught on video punching an opponent in the face then stomping on him after a whistle at the beginning of the game.

"Daniel Webster College's primary concern is the safety of our students, staff, and guests," the school said in the statement. "The behavior at (Saturday) night's game does not reflect the values and standards of sportsmanship we expect from student-athletes. The incident is still under investigation by the Nashua Police Department and we are cooperating with authorities as they complete their investigation. Immediate disciplinary action was taken by the College to protect the campus community. This was the last basketball game at Daniel Webster College and there are no future contests scheduled.”

It was the last game for the team because the college is ending their athletic program after this year. Southern New Hampshire University took control of the university after it declared bankruptcy last year. The game was a Daniel Webster forfeit with an official score of 2-0.

Caudill was charged with second-degree assault, simple assault, criminal threatening, and disorderly conduct. He was being held on $50,000 pending his arraignment on Tuesday.

Two other people were arrested in the brawl - Elizabeth Morris, 43 of Massachusetts, was charged with obstruction of government administration, and Antwaun Boyd, 23 of Connecticut, was charged with disorderly conduct.

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