Paschal Arrested, Sent Home

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Incoming North Carolina freshman fullback/linebacker Mark Paschal was arrested following an altercation in downtown Chapel Hill early Saturday morning, Inside Carolina has learned.

Paschal, 18, the son of former UNC and Minnesota Vikings fullback Doug Paschal, was charged with: 1) Assault-simple; 2) Drunk/disruptive; 3) Resisting Arrest.

All the charges were misdemeanors.

According to a report filed at the Chapel Hill Police Department, on July 9, at or near 100 W. Franklin Street, at approximately 2:46 a.m., Officer R.L. Tatum observed Paschal "throw another man to the ground and punch him in the head and face. When taken into custody, Mr. Paschal had a fake identification."

The report also stated that injuries to the victim were minor.

No bond was mentioned in the report and Paschal's court date is scheduled for Aug. 15 at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough.

UNC spokesperson Kevin Best said Paschal has been taken out of summer school at UNC and sent back home to Charlotte. As far as Paschal's college football future is concerned, "Coach [John] Bunting has not made a determination at this point," Best said.

In high school, Paschal led Charlotte Latin to two consecutive independent school state championships. Playing both running back and linebacker, he rushed for 1,300 yards, scored 22 touchdowns and recorded 100 tackles.

J.B. Cissell contributed to this report.

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