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FAU receiver Kalib Woods suspended from team after felony battery arrest

Senior accused of breaking man's jaw, causing internal bleeding in another man

FAU senior wide receiver Kalib Woods has been suspended from the team after he was arrested on felony battery charges. (Getty Images/PBSO)

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A Florida Atlantic University football player has been suspended from the team after his arrest last week on felony battery charges.

FAU redshirt senior wide receiver Kalib Woods was arrested June 13 on two counts of felony battery.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report, Woods broke a man's jaw and caused internal bleeding in another man during a fight at a party in January.

The alleged incident took place Jan. 13 at The Venue on West Camino Real.

According to the report, both victims said they were at the party when Woods approached and attacked them.

Stephan Reese told deputies that Woods punched him in the jaw, knocking him to the ground. Reese said Woods and several others stomped on his head and stomach while he was on the ground.

Security eventually broke up the fight, and Reese's friend, Adrian Muckle, drove him to West Boca Medical Center.

Reese told deputies that Woods was upset with Muckle about a foul in a basketball game that happened more than a year before the alleged attack.

Muckle told deputies that he and Reese "were together at the event minding our own business" when a shirtless Woods approached him and attacked. Muckle said it wasn't until a few days later that he realized he had internal bleeding. He said he spent five days in a hospital.

Reese wound up undergoing surgery to repair his broken jaw.

Muckle claimed that Woods initiated the assault because he received several threats from him in person and on Twitter.

Woods, 22, of Jacksonville, led all FAU receivers last season with 68 catches for 934 yards. He also scored a touchdown for the Owls.

FAU said Woods has been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the charges. He remains in the main Palm Beach County jail on a $50,000 bond.


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