On Monday, Tulane safety Tyler Judson was arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a Waffle House in Louisiana. Additional details have emerged and they’re not encouraging at all.
The mother of the alleged victim, Denisha Coleman, told WWL-TV that her daughter will likely need surgery on a broken nose and fractures around her eye. She also said her daughter did not know Judson prior to the incident that took place this week.
Judson was booked on a charge of second-degree battery. It’s unclear what led to this fight at the moment – albeit Coleman’s mother claims her daughter did not start anything.
Tulane quickly released a statement on this matter, saying “He [Judson] has been suspended indefinitely from the Tulane football program. Tulane Athletics will have no further comment at this time.”
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Police in Zachary, LA say Tulane University safety Tyler Judson punched 18yo Denisha Coleman in the face early Sunday morning. He was arrested on battery charges. @WWLTV
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An investigation into this incident is officially underway in Louisiana.
Judson didn’t see much playing time during his redshirt freshman year with the Green Wave. However, the coaching staff was hoping the former three-star recruit would take that next step this fall.
As for Coleman, she’ll unfortunately miss her high school graduation because of this terrible situation.
This is obviously a very serious matter, so it’s important to wait for all the facts. That being said, our thoughts are with the victim and her family during this incredibly tough time.