Cor­ner­back ar­rested, sus­pended in­def­i­nitely

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Amelia Arvesen Buf­ staff writer Brian How­ell and Daily Cam­era staff writer John Bear con­trib­uted to this re­port.

BOUL­DER» A Buf­faloes sopho­more cor­ner­back ac­cused of try­ing to push a woman down a stair­well has been ar­rested on al­le­ga­tions of as­sault, ha­rass­ment and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on the eve of pre­sea­son camp.

Coach Mike Mac­In­tyre said he sus­pended An­thony Jul­misse, 19, in­def­i­nitely, and pointed out in a state­ment that he im­me­di­ately re­ported the al­le­ga­tions to the Uni­ver­sity of Colorado’s Of­fice of In­sti­tu­tional Equity and Com­pli­ance.

“We will de­ter­mine any fur­ther dis­ci­plinary ac­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing more in­for­ma­tion,” Mac­In­tyre said in a state­ment. “I am very trou­bled by these al­le­ga­tions, as they do not rep­re­sent the val­ues of our uni­ver­sity and our foot­ball pro­gram.”

Boul­der County Jail records show that Jul­misse was taken into cus­tody at 11:24 a.m. Thurs­day. His bond was set at $1,000 and his next court date was sched­uled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 1 dur­ing a Boul­der County Jail court ap­pear­ance Fri­day.

Jul­misse is fac­ing charges of third­de­gree as­sault, two counts of phys­i­cal ha­rass­ment and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Fall foot­ball camp opens Satur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest af­fi­davit war­rant, a woman al­leges Jul­misse grabbed her arm, dragged her down the hall­way and tried to push her down the stairs when she con­fronted him about his other girl­friend this past Sun­day.

The af­fi­davit re­veals that CU po­lice were dis­patched to a dis­tur­bance at 9:55 p.m. Sun­day at the Bear Creek Apart­ments on cam­pus at 3355 Apache Road. A woman ex­plained to po­lice that she went to Jul­misse’s apart­ment at about 8:30 p.m. to con­front him about an­other girl­friend.

She said they be­gan ver­bally ar­gu­ing on their walk down the hall to the laun­dry room, and she told him, “I hope you and your girl­friend are happy,” be­fore re­turn­ing to her car.

But then she knocked on Jul­misse’s door a sec­ond time be­cause “she had more things on her mind she wanted to tell Jul­misse,” in­clud­ing a re­quest that he leave her alone, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ment.

The woman said that’s when Jul­misse grabbed her arm, dragged her down the hall­way and tried to push her down the stairs.

She told po­lice she did not want to press charges and that she did not re­ally want to re­port it if her name was go­ing to be made pub­lic. (CU po­lice spokesman Scott Prib­ble said that, un­der Colorado law, po­lice agen­cies are re­quired to take ac­tion in do­mes­tic vi­o­lence cases.)

When po­lice talked to Jul­misse that night, he said he and the woman had dated for one to two months in 2016, but ter­mi­nated the re­la­tion­ship and had be­come friends. The woman told po­lice they had dated from Novem­ber 2016 to April 2017, at which point the re­la­tion­ship was “on again, off again.”

Jul­misse told an of­fi­cer that he be­lieved she in­tended to en­ter his room and he was con­cerned be­cause his cur­rent girl­friend was in­side. He said he did not want a fight to en­sue be­tween the two. She de­nied want­ing to en­ter his room.

He said he “es­corted (her) down the hall­way via his grasp­ing her, with his right hand, upon her left lower fore­arm area af­ter she failed to com­ply with his re­quest to leave the area, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing her loud and dis­rup­tive ver­bal out­burst.”

A res­i­dent in the build­ing told po­lice he “heard a fe­male yelling ‘at the top of her lungs.’ ”

A true sopho­more from Plan­ta­tion, Fla., Jul­misse is listed atop the depth chart at one of the cor­ner­back spots. He had been ex­pected to com­pete for a start­ing role this sea­son.

Last sea­son, Jul­misse played in all 14 games and saw ac­tion on of­fense, de­fense and spe­cial teams. He was re­cruited as a wide re­ceiver be­fore mov­ing to de­fense last fall.

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