Curtis Enis, a former Penn State star running back, has reportedly been charged with simple assault.
StateCollege.com’s Geoff Rushton reports that Enis has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor simple assault and two counts of summary harassment. The reported charges are related to an October incident outside a State College bar.
Enis allegedly punched one man and tackled another to the ground. The 40-year-old Enis was calm and cooperated with police. He also said he was just trying to defend himself.
According to Rushton, a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 1.
Two men, who police say did not know each other, told officers that they had been injured by Enis. The first man reportedly said he was in line to get into the Lion’s Den when Enis walked by him and said “It’s not worth it.” When the man turned to ask Enis what he had said, Enis allegedly punched him in the face then fled toward Calder Way.
Enis later allegedly tackled another man.
The former Penn State running back rushed for more than 1,200 yards in both 1996 and 1997. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1997 when he rushed for 1,363 yards and 19 TDs.
He was the No. 5 overall NFL draft pick by the Chicago Bears in 1998.
Curtis Enis’ Penn State statistics:
- 1995: 683 rushing yards, 4 TDs
- 1996: 1,210 rushing yards, 13 TDs
- 1997: 1,363 yards, 19 TDs