Charges Dropped Against Yale Hockey, Football Players

Yale hockey players Ben Mills, Matt Nelson and Alec Richards will not face criminal charges in the wake of an Oct. 1 brawl outside a New Haven, Conn., store, the New Haven Register reported.

Mills, Nelson and Richards, along with members of the Yale football team, appeared in court Friday and had criminal mischief and breach of peace charges dismissed. According to the Register, nothing will appear on their criminal record.

The five were arrested after allegedly breaking a window at the Gourmet Heaven convenience store during a fight. The students were said to have caused an estimated $3,500 worth of damages in their clash outside of the restaurant, whose night manager reported the incident to the New Haven Police Department.

Apart from the hockey players, the incident involved two varsity football players, junior Matthew Polhemus and sophomore Michael McLeod. The night manager of Gourmet Heaven, Mohamad Masaud, called 911 at 2 a.m. Sunday morning to report a fight.


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