Redskins' Nicholson placed on non-injury list

Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson, 23, and 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore were charged with misdemeanor assault and being drunk in public. (Loudon County Sheriff’s Office)
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was placed on the NFL reserve/non-football injury list Wednesday.

Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team's practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest and said Tuesday the 23-year-old had been released on $2,500 bond.

Police say Nicholson and 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to a physical assault of two victims, one man and one woman.

Coach Jay Gruden said after practice the team was still discussing what to do with the second-year player from Michigan State. Hour later, he was put on the non-football injury reserve list.

Earlier Wednesday, the Redskins placed cornerback Danny Johnson on injured reserve and signed defensive back Jeremy Reaves to the active roster.

"Every week it's something," said Redskins cornerback Josh Norman about dealing with all of the changes in the secondary this season.

"Injuries, sit outs, illness . the little engine that could train. We're going to be at the game and we're going to fight hard."

A 2017 fourth-round pick, Nicholson has played in all 14 of Washington's games and is 10th on the team with 41 tackles. He started the first seven games of his second NFL season before moving to a backup role for the past seven after the Redskins traded for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

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Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team's practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest. He says Tuesday afternoon the 23-year-old had been recently released on $2,500 bond.

Police say Nicholson and 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to a physical assault of two victims, one man and one woman.

According to police, an investigation showed Nicholson assaulted the male victim, and Maggiore struck the female victim with a bottle and also struck the male victim.

Police say Maggiore was charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery and remains in prison on no bond. According to police, the victims were treated at a hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

"We are aware of the arrest of Montae Nicholson," team spokesman Tony Wyllie said. "We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details."

Nicholson's agent did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

A 2017 fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, Nicholson has played in all 14 of Washington's games so far and is 10th on the team with 41 tackles. He started the first seven games of his second NFL season before moving to a backup role for the past seven after the Redskins traded for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.