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ATHENS, OH - NOVEMBER 1: Beau Blankenship #22 of the Ohio Bobcats is brought down after a 19-yard run by Darius Scott #1 of the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Peden Stadium on November 1, 2012 in Athens, Ohio. Ohio defeated Eastern Michigan 45-14. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Three Eastern Michigan players are facing charges for an incident that took place Friday – a day before EMU’s season-opening win over Morgan State.

According to Mlive.com, senior defensive back Darius Scott and junior wide receivers Quincy Jones and Jarockeis (Jay) Jones are each facing “a single misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault.” The incident is said to have occurred at 12:49 p.m. Friday and the charges stem from a “strong arm aggravated assault.”

An EMU spokesperson told Mlive.com that the three players, who did not play Saturday, are still on the roster. Additionally, the players were not listed on the depth chart distributed by the program Monday.

“We’re aware of the situation involving the student-athletes,” EMU assistant athletic director Greg Steiner said. “Right now, we’re following standard Eastern Michigan University policy regarding disciplinary actions.”

All three players are currently out on bond.

Scott, a native of Chicago, has appeared in 26 games in his EMU career, including 12 starts. As a junior, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Scott registered 30 tackles. He also has two career interceptions.

Quincy Jones is a 6-foot-2, 215 pounder from Cleveland. In 17 career games played, he has caught 10 passes for 84 yards. Jay Jones, a 5-foot-10, 191-pound native of Palm Coast, Fla., has 33 career catches for 391 yards and two scores.

Eastern Michigan will face Florida on the road Saturday.

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