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Herd tailback Grooms arrested again

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 09:19 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Marshall University Thundering Herd running back Kevin Grooms was arrested Saturday morning on misdemeanor domestic battery and obstruction charges, and has been suspended indefinitely by the team.

Grooms, 21, was booked in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville at 6:55 a.m., less than 24 hours after the Herd's 59-28 victory over Eastern Carolina. 

It is the second time this year Grooms has been arrested.

In April he was charged with underage consumption and obstruction, again, both misdemeanor charges.

Marshall Athetics issued a brief statement upon learning of the arrest.

"We are aware of the situation and are handling it appropriately and internally. At this time, he has been suspended indefinitely."

Grooms has yet to be arraigned, so no bond has been set.

The sophomore running back was the Conference USA freshman of the year for the 2012 season. 

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