Jack Dawson, Jacksonville State punter, arrested for assaults – USA TODAY

Jack Dawson, a punter on the Jacksonville State football team, was arrested Monday on multiple charges of assault against a former teammate, including one involving sexual assault, Troy Municipal Court Supervision Officer David Hennigan confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Dawson, a former member of the Troy University football team, currently a punter on the Jacksonville State football team, turned himself in to authorities in Troy and was released on a signature bond shortly after.
Dawson, who was served a summons July 29 at the Jacksonville State football practice field, is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 5.
Dawson faced three warrants for his arrest related to separate incidents that allegedly took place during the fall of 2020 when Dawson played at Troy, according to Hennigan.
The first warrant, dated to October 2020, alleges that Dawson forcibly sodomized his teammate with a pool cue as he was lying on the floor at the Davis Field House, causing bleeding and bruising.
The second warrant, dated to November 2020, alleges that Dawson picked up the same teammate, carried him outside and dropped him onto the pool deck of an off-campus residence, resulting in a large bruise on the player’s right side.
The third warrant references an off-campus fight in December 2020 in which Dawson allegedly broke his teammate’s nose by punching him in the face seven times.
Dawson transferred to Jacksonville State after the 2020 season and was the Gamecocks’ starting punter during the 2021 season. He was listed on the Gamecocks’ roster as of Monday afternoon.
Jacksonville State did not respond immediately to a request for comment.


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