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A College Football Player Was Arrested For Allegedly Using A "Football Move" On A Police Officer

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A Division 2 college football player was reportedly arrested for allegedly using a "football move" on a police officer.

Turner Joseph Ellis, 19, plays college football for Upper Iowa University. He was reportedly arrested in Iowa City early Sunday morning.

The football player was reportedly arrested for assault.

The Iowa City Press Citizen has the details:

The incident took place at about 1:19 a.m. Sunday in the block of 10. S. Dubuque St. and is reported as a separate incident to the strong-arm robbery that took place at a similar time and place in downtown Iowa City.

Police found Ellis standing over a male that was knocked out and on the ground. When police made contact with Ellis, he started to run away. Police chased him and finally caught him.

When the police tried to take Ellis into custody, he then allegedly pushed an officer to the ground, injuring the officer's knee and tearing the officer's pants. According to the police complaint, Ellis refereed to the push as a "football move."

Ellis is a redshirt freshman linebacker.

Full details can be found here.