BYU Football Player Charged with Assault

BYU Football Player Charged with Assault

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(Provo-AP) -- A Brigham Young University football player has been charged with assault for allegedly hitting a man outside a movie theater.

Fahu Tahi, a Cougar running back who returned from a Mormon church mission last fall, was charged in Provo City Municipal Court with one misdemeanor count of assault.

Tahi's next court appearance is scheduled for April 17th.

Witnesses inside the theater said the alleged victim, Michael Riffle, a Utah Valley State College student, was boisterous during the film.

Witnesses told police that several movie patrons had attempted to quiet Riffle down.

At 12:27 a.m., Riffle, along with 15 friends, was confronted by Tahi and his friends outside the theater.

Tahi allegedly threw a punch, striking Riffle in the face.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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