Colorado State Suspends Zach Tiedgen, James Skelton For One Game

A large Fort Collins pool party led to the arrests of two Colorado State football players, including starter James Skelton.

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Colorado State Suspends James Skelton, Zach Tidgen For One Game For Pool Party Incident

The mega-pool party that featured approximately 3,000 - 4,000 people at a Colorado Springs apartment complex resulted in senior starting linebacker James Skelton and junior nose tackle reserve Zach Tiedgen being arrested and they are now suspended for this weekend's game. Skelton is charged with third-degree assault, but Fort Collins police have recommended the charge be changed and reduced to a harassment charge. Tiedgen was charged with disorderly conduct.

Head coach Steve Fairchild was waiting for all the details before making a decision on penalties, and now that he has those detailes announced his punishment which will be a one-game suspension:

"Based on all the information we've been able to gather to date, I'm suspending James Skelton and Zach Tiedgen from tomorrow's game for their role in the Aug. 27 incident," Fairchild said.

This weekend's game is against Northern Colorado; the two players will not be missed since the Rams should be able to win this game relatively easy.

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Steve Fairchild Awaiting All Facts Before Handing Down Punishment To James Skelton, Zach Tiedgen

Colorado State starting linebacker James Skelton who was arrested for a third-degree assault charge during a massive pool party that contained anywhere from 3,000 - 4,000 people over the past weekend and he is still practicing and taking all the first team reps in preparation for the New Mexico game this weekend. While junior defensive tackle Zach Tiedgen has been seen at the practice field, but he has not participated due to an unspecified injury he suffered over the weekend, presumably one he suffered from the pool party.

However, head coach Steve Fairchild has said that he is waiting to get all the information before he hands down any punishment:

"When we get all of the information in then it'll be appropriate at that point in time to make a decision," Fairchild said on Wednesday.

Asked if he thought a decision and subsequent announcement would come by Saturday's game, Fairchild said, "I'll expect it when I get all of the information. We'll hold him accountable. I just want to make sure we have everything there is to know about it. When I know it we'll make a decision."


So as of this update, the two players are on track to play Saturday against the New Mexico Lobos.

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Colorado State's Zach Tiedgen, James Skelton Arrested At Mega Pool Party

A large Fort Collins pool party led to the arrests of two Colorado State football players, including starter James Skelton.

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