Norwich football players charged with assault taken off roster

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) Norwich University officials say four football players charged with breaking into a dorm room and attacking three people are no longer on the team's roster and one of them is no longer enrolled.

Despite the charges, at least one of the players, team captain Owen McKenna, participated in last weekend's homecoming game.

University officials Thursday confirmed that all of the accused players, including McKenna, are now off the roster. They also say that Michael Curran is no longer enrolled at the school as of Sept. 18.

Court records show the four students broke into a dorm room on Sept. 8 and assaulted three people over a $5 debt. Connor Shea, 20, Owen McKenna, 21, Ryan Shea, 21, and Michael Curran, 22, are all facing assault and burglary charges.

A police affidavit says the four upperclassmen allegedly beat up one student so badly, it left him with a black eye that required stitches at the hospital.