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MSU Football Player Jailed on Aggravated Assault Charge

Tino Tuilata is charged with aggravated assault.

An MSU football player is behind bars after police say he hit another man so hard that he's now suffering a traumatic brain injury.

Twenty-two year-old Tino Tuilata is charged with aggravated assault.

According to an arrest affidavit, he punched the victim in the head while he was standing in the parking lot of a bar in the four-thousand block of Callfield Road.

The victim was knocked unconscious and fell to the ground.

Several of his teeth were knocked out.

He also suffered a bloody nose.

The affidavit states the victim suffered a traumatic brain injury and doctors performed a procedure to relieve pressure in his skull.

According to police, Tuilata admitted the incident was unprovoked.

He's jailed on a $50-thousand bond.

Tuilata was listed as on offensive tackle on the 2012 MSU football roster.

The team's sports information director says at this time, Tuilata is still a member of the team.

He does say, though, that Tuilata had previously been suspended for violating team rules.
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