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Tight End Peyton Hendershot Suspended Indefinitely From IU Football Team

The IU football program has announced that tight end Peyton Hendershot has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested this weekend.

Indiana released the following statement on Monday:

Indiana University Head Football Coach Tom Allen has suspended redshirt sophomore Peyton Hendershot immediately and indefinitely from all team activities. He will continue to evaluate the situation pending further developments.

According to a Bloomington Police Report, Hendershot was booked on charges including misdemeanor domestic battery, felony residential entry, criminal mischief and criminal conversion.

Reporting by Kevin Brockway of CNHI added these details from a police report:

According to a Bloomington Police Report, Hendershot entered the apartment of an ex-girlfriend without her permission, after sending her several angry texts and accusing her of infidelity

The victim said Hendershot grabbed her cell phone from her, and as she tried to get it back, grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against a wall.

Hendershot then left the area and the victim retrieved her phone to call 911, according to the report. Responding officers did note in the case report they could see redness on the woman’s neck where she reported being grabbed by Hendershot.

Hendershot first went to the apartment to drop off laundry he did for her and grew upset when she did not answer the door. The victim said she was sleeping at the time Hendershot dropped off the laundry and apologized to him.

Hendershot was booked into Monroe County Jail on Saturday night, with bond set at $2,000.

A former Tri-West star from North Salem, Ind., Hendershot earned third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2019 and set an IU receiving record for tight ends last season with 52 catches.  He added 622 yards and four touchdowns.


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