Central Connecticut State star guard Kyle Vinales was arrested Friday for one count of third-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct after an altercation with his girlfriend.
A CCSU spokesman told the New Britain Herald "Kyle is not currently participating in men’s basketball activities".
Here is more on the incident from the New Britain Herald:
Vinales was released without bail on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 5. According to a police report, the woman accused Vinales of striking her in the head before exiting her car on Ella Grasso Boulevard Friday night shortly before 11:30 p.m. According to the report, the two argued over Vinales playing music on his cell phone before the woman pulled her car over. The woman told police Vinales "punched her on the forehead" and "put his hand on her forehead and squeezed hard causing her pain," according to the report.
The woman said prior to the altercation Vinales stated he would "sock her" if she didn’t return his phone, which she had taken out of his hands, according to the report.
Vinales said the woman hit him in the chest and face and that he "took the palm of his hand into her face and shoved her face up against the driver side window of the vehicle." He then told police he exited the vehicle and walked toward campus. The police report says the woman had a "swollen bump and fresh scratch on her forehead." Vinales had no visible injuries.
Vinales is considered one of the best players in the NEC and averaged 17.2 points per game a year ago. CCSU was picked to finish second in the NEC this upcoming season and will begin their season November 14 against Fairfield.