UMaine football player charged with domestic violence assault

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A University of Maine football player has been charged with domestic violence assault.

Bangor Police were called around 6 pm Wednesday for the report of a disturbance.

According to a police record, 19-year-old Ramon Jefferson of Old Town had left the home before the victim called for help.

Jefferson, who's from New York, was arrested nearly two hours later by Old Town Police.

He's a sophomore at UMaine and a running back for the Black Bears.

Jefferson, who's also charged with criminal mischief, is free on bail.

He's due in court on March 4th.

Here is UMaine's full statement:

The University of Maine is confirming news reports that UMaine student Ramon Jefferson was arrested.

Jefferson is alleged to have violated the student code of conduct and student-athlete code of conduct.

UMaine’s Student Conduct Office in the Division of Student Life is conducting a thorough investigation and any interim disciplinary actions, such as suspension from the university, are being determined Thursday.

Jefferson will not participate in athletic activities pending the outcome of the investigation.

UMaine does not comment on student conduct proceedings.