N.C. State suspends Sweezy

STAFF WRITERMarch 21, 2010 

N.C. State football player J.R. Sweezy has been suspended indefinitely after getting into a late-night fight with a shuttle bus driver in Mooresville last Thursday.

Sweezy, 20, was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor larceny, according to the Mooresville Police Department, after getting into a physical altercation with David Scott Magnuson and Nicholas Kaplan at 2:37 a.m. on March 18.

Sweezy, listed as 6-5 and 293 pounds on the N.C. State roster, was asked to leave the shuttle bus by Magnuson, the driver, for acting "loud and obnoxious," according to a press release by the Mooresville Police Department.

As he exited the bus, Sweezy knocked over Magnuson's tip jar, according to the release. Magnuson and Kaplan left the bus to confront Sweezy and the altercation turned physical. According to a New 14 Carolina report, Magnuson is 65 years old.

Underage drinking was a factor in the altercation, according to a Mooresville Police spokeswoman.

Sweezy, a third-year junior from Mooresville, started one game at defensive tackle with 26 tackles and three sacks in 2009 and is considered to be in line for a starting job for the 2010 season.

N.C. State spokeswoman Annabelle Vaughn confirmed Sunday that Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien suspended Sweezy indefinitely.

jp.giglio@newsobserver.com or 919-829-8938

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