Former Rutgers and Tennessee Tech football player Nadir Barnwell was arrested and charged with attempted criminal homicide following a drunk altercation early Tuesday, according to the Metropolitan Nashville (Tenn.) Police Department.
According to the arrest warrant, Barnwell grabbed a woman by the throat and dropped her on her head, causing a fracture to her scull that required surgery for significant brain bleeding. Barnwell was seen on video surveillance pacing on a city bridge before taking his shirt off and charging at the woman, the police warrant noted. He waited 40 minutes after the woman sustained the injuries before calling for medical attention.
Barnwell is being held on $300,000 bond and is set to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon.
A family member of the woman shared a photo of her injuries with NJ Advance Media and said Barnwell “destroyed her.”
Barnwell transferred to Tennessee Tech after his dismissal from Rutgers following a 2015 street fight with teammates over a parking spot.
According to a Tennessee Tech spokesperson, Barnwell graduated from the university on Saturday. He left the football team in November.