Most serious charge dropped against Cal U football player
The most serious charge against a California University of Pennsylvania football player was withdrawn Monday.
Claudy Mathieu, 20, of Philadelphia, was arrested by California police Aug. 31 on charges he knocked down Mashkhal Ibriham, 21, of Harrisonburg, Va., and punched him repeatedly in the face and chest. The alleged assault occurred while a large crowd of people began shouting back and forth on both sides of the 300 block of Third Street. That's when Mathieu allegedly ran across the street and assaulted Ibriham, police said. Ibriham required medical attention for his injuries, police said.
The Washington County District Attorney's office withdrew the aggravated assault charge Monday at the Centerville office of Magisterial District Judge Joshua Kanalis. Mathieu waived his right to a preliminary hearing on misdemeanor counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct and a summary citation for harassment.
Kanalis changed Mathieu's bond from $30,000 straight cash to unsecured. Mathieu was still lodged at the Washington County Correctional Facility Monday night.
Mathieu, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman, has been suspended by the football team while the matter is investigated. Cal U spokeswoman Christine Kindle previously said the university's discipline process will also address the issue.
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