MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A former Minnesota Gophers quarterback is charged with assault, for allegedly kicking another man in the head after an altercation in downtown Mankato, leaving him gravely injured.
Philip Robert Nelson is charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault.
Authorities say he kicked 24-year-old Isaac Dallas Kolstad in the head early Sunday as bars were closing in Mankato.
The kick came after Kolstad had been punched and knocked to the ground by another man, who remains at-large.
Kolstad is a former linebacker at Minnesota State, Mankato. He is in critical condition. According to the criminal complaint, doctors are not sure he will survive.
Police released surveillance video of events surrounding the altercation and they are asking for the public's help.