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Purdue Football Player Arrested For Punching Woman

Last updated on Monday, July 16, 2012

(WEST LAFAYETTE) - West Lafayette Police are investigating a Purdue University football player for hitting a woman outside a bar.

Police arrested Sean Collins, 21, Saturday at 1:07a.m., in the 300 block of West 8th Street in front of the 'Where Else Bar.'

Investigators say he punched a 22-year-old woman in the face, knocking her out and leaving her with a black eye.

Fire crews driving by, witnessed the attack. One of the firefighters jumped out and held Collins down until police arrived on the scene.

The woman was treated and released from St. Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Collins was charged with battery, resisting arrest and public intoxication. He was released from the Tippecanoe County Jail on bond.

Collins plays cornerback for Purdue.

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