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Lehigh University football player Russhon Phillips faces assault trial

Published On: Oct 30 2013 05:08:56 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 05:51:11 AM EDT
Russhon Phillips - Lehigh Goodman Stadium

Russhon Phillips, a Lehigh University sophomore, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with an incident outside a bar in Bethlehem, police said.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

The assault case against a Lehigh University football player is proceeding to trial.

Russhon Phillips waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Phillips is facing a slew of charges for an incident outside a Bethlehem bar including assault, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Witnesses say Phillips assaulted another student outside a bar on East Fifth Street in mid-September.

Phillips is out on bail.