TSU football player who punched coach charged with felony

NASHVILLE, TN (USA TODAY) -  A Tennessee State University football player caught on video repeatedly punching his assistant coach during a game earlier this month has been arrested on a felony assault charge, court and jail records show.

Latrelle Lee, 22, who was kicked off the team and has since been expelled from the university, is charged with one count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in connection to the attack which occurred during the Tigers game on Nov. 11 at Hale Stadium.

"Once struck about the face by the defendant, the victim fell to the ground and was dazed and somewhat unconscious from the punches," according to an arrest affidavit. "The victim has subsequently been having medical difficulties as a result from the altercation."

Video captured Lee punching T.J. Greenstone twice and knocking him to the ground. Greenstone remained on the ground for a few seconds before getting back onto his feet.

Greenstone had been walking down the sideline making sure the players who were not in the game weren't too close to the field in order to avoid a penalty.

Lee was booked into the Metro jail Monday night and posted a $7,500 bond several hours later, online records show.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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