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Another former Bull great arrested on violence charges

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The second member of the USF all-time team has been arrested.

Matt Grothe, 29, has turned himself into police on a felony battery charge. He was later released on a $2,000 bond.

Grothe, a former quarterback with the Bulls, was accused of leaving the victim with a broken nose, broken tooth and lip and mouth lacerations. He was USF’s second all-time leading passer and added more than 2,000 rushing yards.

Last week, former USF running back Andre Hall, 33, was charged with disorderly conduct and brawling. Hall paid a $763 bond.

Hall was involved in a brawl at the Something Different nightclub.

Hall, who played two seasons with the Denver Broncos, is the Bulls’ all-time rushing leader with 2,731 yards. His single-season rushing record (1,374 yards) was broken last year by USF sophomore Marlon Mack.

Together, Hall and Grothe are two of the finest athletes in Bulls’ history.

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