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Academic fight star, teammate arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual behavior



A college wrestling star and his teammate were arrested on Saturday for suspicion of criminal sexual behavior – although the details behind the arrest were meager.

The University of Minnesota's nationally ranked Gow Steveson wrestlers and Dylan Martinez were registered at Hennepin County Prison in Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The university said the two student athletes were suspended following an official investigation.

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Steveson, 19, and Martinez, 21, were arrested at various locations in Minneapolis following a call to 911, according to KSTP-TV. The two men were still in detention on Monday and have not been charged yet. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has until Tuesday noon to decide on the charge, according to the Star Tribune.

The police did not disclose details of the arrest or the information that led to his arrest.

Gable Steveson, left, and Dylan Martinez were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual behavior.

Gable Steveson, left, and Dylan Martinez were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual behavior.
(Hennepin County Prison)

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Steveson's lawyer, Christa Groshek, said the wrestler was "shocked" by the arrest and cooperated with the investigation.

"He cooperated with the forces of order," she told Star Tribune. "He cooperated by making a statement, and he did it because he did not think he had anything to hide. So the fact that he is in prison is a shock to him. "

Steveson was a four-time State Champion at Apple Valley High School and finished third at the 2018 NCAA Championships – his freshman season.

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Martinez did not fight for Minnesota last season. He had previously fought for Fresno City College in California and was twice champion of the community college.

Associated Press contributed to this report.


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