Report: Oregon State’s Seth Collins was charged with assault, suspended before being granted release

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According to a report published by Danny Moran of The Oregonian, former Oregon State wide receiver Seth Collins was suspended and charged with assault prior to being granted his release from the Beavers.

Collins announced his departure from Oregon State yesterday.

According to The Oregonian, Collins was also arraigned on a fourth-degree assault charge.

From The Oregonian:

Collins pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge, which stemmed from an incident at a party that occurred two months ago and led to his suspension from the football team. The Beavers never announced the suspension publicly.

According to Benton County chief deputy district attorney Ryan Joslin, Collins was not arrested following the incident at a Corvallis apartment complex in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 8. The charging document said that Collins “did unlawfully and recklessly cause physical injury to Makaela Martinez.”

Jennifer Nash, the attorney representing Collins, said her client wants the charges dismissed.

“This situation was an accident, if there was any contact at all,” Nash said. “My client doesn’t remember having any contact with Miss Martinez.”

Collins was suspended from the team on November 21. He appeared in just 3 games this year, notching 12 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown.

Nash also said Collins felt his suspension was unjust.

“The filing of charges against him in this manner could have a huge impact on his future,” Nash said.

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