Ex-Gophers QB Nelson held in assault; alleged
MANKATO, Minn. -- Two hours after he was arrested in Mankato, former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson told police he didn’t remember kicking a defenseless Isaac Kolstad in the head after Kolstad had been knocked out by another man.
The kick, caught on surveillance cameras in the downtown bar district, might have fractured Kolstad’s skull and left him “fighting for his life” at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.
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