Northern Illinois University Linebacker Jamaal Bass Indicted for Assault on Toledo Band Member (Video)


With the University of Toledo marching band exiting the field, Northern Illinois University's team was trying to take the field. The result of that many people all trying to occupy the same space was disastrous for one young band member, and could mean prison time for NIU freshman Jamaal Bass.

Bass, a linebacker on the Northern Illinois' football team, is facing felonious and misdemeanor assault charges after attacking a member of the Toledo band during the chaos, according to Huskie Wire. The felonious assault charge carries a maximum sentence of up to eight years in prison.

After the incident last November, the linebacker faced a three-game suspension when NIU learned the band members had received concussions.

The charges are still pending, and Bass has yet to be arraigned, but his status with the NIU football team is unchanged. Jeff Compher, the athletic director for NIU, told the Huskie Wire that Bass has not been suspended any further or dismissed from the team.

Check out a video of Bass' hit on the Toledo band member in the video below (Bass is wearing No. 6):

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