UTSA football player arrested in Austin bar brawl

Will Ritter, 22, charged with aggravated assault, public intoxication after Sixth Street altercation


SAN ANTONIO - A member of the UTSA football team who was arrested Sunday morning in Austin following an altercation at a bar on Sixth Street has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.

Jail records show 22-year-old Will Ritter has been charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication.

The 6-foot, 1-inch, 235-pound defensive end is accused of hitting two women before knocking out another man at the Blind Pig Pub, located in the 300 block of East Sixth Street.

According to an Austin police report, the argument began when Ritter started kissing a girl in front of the sister of his current girlfriend.

After she tried to intervene, the report says Ritter punched her in the face and when another woman came to help, she was also punched in the face.

That's when a male tried to come to the women's aide and was knocked out on the sidewalk outside the bar.

Ritter was released on a $5,000 bond.

Ritter is a senior and starter on the UTSA Roadrunners football team. He started eight games last season wearing the number 40 at defensive end.

UTSA head football coach Larry Coker on Monday announced the suspension in an e-mail.

"We are aware of the incident involving Will Ritter and he is suspended indefinitely from all team activities while we review the matter," Coker said.


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