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Member of UMaine football team charged with assault

Ramon Jefferson, 19, a player on the University of Maine football team, was charged with domestic assault and criminal mischief last week. Jefferson could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $2,000.

The charges stem from an incident last Wednesday, Feb. 27, in which police responded to a house in Bangor for a complaint of domestic assault. About two hours later, Jefferson was arrested in his home in Old Town and taken to the Bangor police station.

Jefferson has waived his arraignment and pleaded guilty. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 8.

As of Sunday, Jefferson, a running back, was still listed as a member of the UMaine football team on the team’s online roster.

“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 today,” according to a Thursday statement from UMaine. “Jefferson will not participate in athletics activities pending the outcome of the investigation.”

The charges against Jefferson are the latest in a string of incidents involving players on UMaine’s athletic teams. Last week, three members of the women’s hockey team were suspended for an altercation that took place at a local bar and a fourth player on the team was suspended following an arrest for operating under the influence.

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