IU head coach Tom Allen suspends TE Peyton Hendershot following arrest
Indiana head coach Tom Allen has suspended tight end Peyton Hendershot following his arrest over the weekend. The school released a statement on the situation on Monday.
“Indiana University Head Football Coach Tom Allen has suspended redshirt sophomore Peyton Hendershot immediately and indefinitely from all team activities,” the statement read. “He will continue to evaluate the situation pending further developments.”
Hendershot was arrested over the weekend on multiple charges.
According to a report from Jon Blau of the Bloomington Herald-Times, Hendershot was reportedly booked into Monroe Country Jail on preliminary charges of felony residential entry, along with misdemeanors for domestic battery, criminal mischief and criminal conversion, following an incident with a former girlfriend.
Per the Herald-Times, Hendershot went to an ex-girlfriend’s apartment and entered without permission. He allegedly took her cellphone to review calls and texts. When the woman attempted to grab the phone, Hendershot “grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against the wall.”
The woman said she called police and Hendershot was arrested at his residence.
Hendershot was one of Indiana’s primary targets in the passing game last season, hauling in 52 passes for 622 yards and four touchdowns. Those totals were good enough for second-best on the team last fall in each category.