MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A judge likely will allow the attorney for former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson to have access to brain scans of the former football player Nelson is accused of assaulting.
A motion hearing was held Monday for Nelson. The 20-year-old is charged with first-degree assault after a confrontation with former Minnesota State, Mankato, football player Isaac Kolstad in downtown Mankato May 11. Nelson is accused of kicking Kolstad after Kolstad was punched during an altercation.
Nelson's attorney, Jim Fleming, wants 11 CT scans that were taken at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato between May 11 and May 20. Fleming says he needs the medical records to prepare Nelson's defense.
The Free Press (http://bit.ly/1o1lAkF ) reports the prosecutor was not opposed to the motion, but wanted more time to review it.
Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com