Probation arrest made in Steubenville football rape case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose house in Ohio was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has been arrested on a probation violation.
Attorney general spokesman Dan Tierney says Matt Belardine was arrested in Ohio last Thursday.
This comes after media reports say Belardine was arrested last month in Arizona at a protest related to the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting.
Authorities in Scottsdale, Arizona, said Belardine was fighting with protesters.
A hearing was scheduled for Belardine Wednesday in Steubenville. A message was left with his attorney seeking comment.
Belardine pleaded no contest in April to making a false a statement and enabling underage drinking that were related to the football players’ rape case in Steubenville.
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