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Former Ute player Dominique Hatfield faces assault charge after robbery charges dropped

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-03 19:32:58-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield faces a new class B misdemeanor assault charge, less than a month after robbery and theft charges against him were dropped in a different case.

Hatfield, 20, was allegedly involved in a fight on July 5.

An affidavit and statement of probable cause was filed in the courts Monday in support of an arrest.

Last month, Hatfield was arrested and booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of felony aggravated robbery while using or threatening to use a weapon, according to Unified Police.

The robbery and theft charges were dismissed after new evidence cast doubt on Hatfield’s guilt on the alleged crimes, according to court documents.

On July 30, Ute Head Coach Kyle Whittingham told reporters at PAC-12 media days that Hatfield was still not back on the team.

“He’s still dismissed from the football team, and there’s been no change in that status right now.  The issue that was resolved was part of the equation but not the entire equation.  He’s a good kid.  Made a bad decision, well I guess he didn’t make a bad decision, it’s over — he was exonerated.  But he was in a bad predicament for a minute, but he’s got some things that need to be cleared up beyond that and he’s working toward that end, and we’ll see, we’ll see what happens.”

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