Football player accused of assault, disorderly conduct on New Year's Day

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

SCOTTSDALE – A University of Minnesota football player lost his scholarship because of what police say he did in Scottsdale.

Police arrested 21-year-old running back Kevin Whaley at Afterlife Nightclub in Scottsdale on New Year’s Day just hours after his team lost the Insight Bowl. Officers were flagged down by security outside the club at about 1:30 a.m. and said they had been assaulted by a member of a group of men exiting the club.

Whaley is accused of being overly aggressive with women inside the club and then assaulting two security guards who escorted him out. He allegedly punched one in the chest and the other in the face.

Whaley was arrested and faces assault charges and disorderly conduct.