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Colorado QB arrested? QB and lineman face assault charges

Colorado QB arrested: A University of Colorado quarterback was arrested while out with Alexander Lewis, who was a Colorado lineman until Friday, when he announced he was leaving Colorado for Nebraska.

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Ralphie the buffalo entertains fans before the University of Colorado's spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 13, in Boulder, Colo. A Colorado QB and ex-lineman have been arrested on assault charges.

Cliff Grassmick / The Daily Camera / AP

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University of Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb and former Colorado offensive lineman Alexander Lewis are facing assault charges after witnesses said another man was knocked unconscious when Lewis shoved his head into a brick wall and both men pushed the victim to the ground and punched him.

According to a Boulder police report obtained by The Daily Camera, Webb and Lewis, both 21, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree assault. Lewis also faces two counts of harassment.

According to police, the victim, Lee Bussey, 22, was walking back to an apartment with a woman around 3 a.m. Saturday when Bussey and Lewis bumped into each other.

Police say that led to an argument and a shoving match.

A witness told police Lewis repeatedly shoved Bussey into a brick wall, causing his head to hit the wall several times. The witness told police Webb then came and the two men shoved Bussey to the ground and began punching him.

Officials said Bussey had no recollection of the incident and was bleeding from the head. He was taken to Boulder Community Hospital and received stitches.

Lewis told police they had been in Denver celebrating a friend's graduation. He and Webb then took a taxi back to Boulder and were walking home when he bumped into Bussey.

Lewis told police Bussey tried to throw a punch at him but missed, so he shoved him away. He said Bussey got up and tried to throw another punch, so he again shoved him to the ground. Lewis said at no point did Webb ever get involved in the shoving.

Investigators said Lewis told them he drank six glasses of wine, 10 beers, and six shots the night of the fight.

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