Zachary, LA – A Tulane University football player was arrested Sunday after attacking a 5-foot-1, 70-pound woman and sending her to the hospital after a fight at a Waffle House.
Tyler Judson, a defensive back, was dismissed from the Tulane football team after his arrest, according to ESPN.
Judson was charged with second-degree battery, according to ESPN.
Denisha Coleman was punched in the face on Sunday morning by Judson, according to WWL.
The two were outside of a Waffle House when the incident occurred and one punch sent Coleman face-first into the pavement, according to WWL.
Coleman’s mother, Desiree Coleman, said that her daughter didn’t know Judson. The mother said her daughter was in intensive care and that both her daughter’s eyes were swelled shut four days after she was punched, according to WWL.
“She had multiple facial fractures. She has to have surgery, but it’s not clear what the surgery’s going to be until some of the swelling goes down,” said Desiree Coleman, according to WWL.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said the first started who disagreements about relationships and messages exchanged on Instagram, according to The Advocate.
Some of the members of the people involved in the incident at the Waffle House had been at a party earlier, according to The Advocate.
Another juvenile suspect was also arrested on battery charges but no one else was seriously injured, according to The Advocate.
Judson was released on $7,500 bond.
The football team redshirted Judson last year as he played in four games for Tulane.
“As additional information has now become available concerning his arrest earlier this week, Tulane football student-athlete Tyler Judson has been dismissed from the football program after initially being suspended following his arrest,” the athletics department said, according to ESPN. “Tulane will continue to hold our student-athletes, coaches and staff to the highest of standards.”