CCSU's Kyle Vinales arrested after altercation with girlfriend

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Central Connecticut State University, selected to finish second in the Northeast Conference, may be without senior guard Kyle Vinales for part of the season after he was arrested on Friday after an altercation with his girlfriend.

According to a police report obtained by The New Britain Herald, Vinales and his girlfriend were allegedly arguing over playing music in her car when she pulled her car over. Before Vinales got out of her vehicle, he allegedly “punched her on the forehead” and “put his hand on her forehead and squeezed hard causing her pain,” according to the police report.

Vinales is not currently involved in team activities at this time, according to a CCSU spokesperson.

The woman also told police that Vinales threatened to "sock her" if she didn't return his cell phone, which she had taken from him.

Vinales reportedly told police that she hit him in the chest and face and, in response, he “took the palm of his hand into her face and shoved her face up against the driver side window of the vehicle" before getting out of the car and walking toward campus.

Vinales had no visible injuries at the time of the police report. The woman had a swollen bump and a scratch on her forehead, police said.

Police were dispatched in response to a verbal argument between the two individuals on Sept. 6, but there were no charges filed at that time.

It is unclear at this time when or if Vinales will be allowed to return to the Blue Devils. His hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5.

Source: New Britain Herald