Ex-Missouri player arrested after Columbia fight

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by The Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 23 at 6:34 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A former Missouri wide receiver working as a volunteer practice coach has been arrested after a weekend fight outside a downtown Columbia nightclub.

Columbia police say 23-year-old Tommy Saunders was arrested for allegedly punching a man once in the face outside Tonic about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Saunders was released on $4,500 bond.

No charges had been filed as of Monday.

Police say the unidentified male victim was treated at University Hospital and suffered a concussion, chipped tooth and broken facial bones.

Saunders graduated in 2008 and spent his senior year as a captain. A Missouri athletics spokesman did not respond to an Associated Press request to clarify Saunders' coaching status.

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Information from the Columbia Daily Tribune, www.columbiatribune.com

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