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Football player maces girlfriend

Albuquerque police arrested UNM football player Ryan Trujillo on Friday after he pepper-sprayed his girlfriend, police reports said.

Trujillo, 18, played as a walk-on freshman quarterback last season and reportedly attacked his girlfriend with pepper spray during an argument at the Weck’s restaurant on Juan Tabo Boulevard.

The police report said he grabbed his girlfriend’s car keys off the table in the restaurant and that he and his girlfriend fought over the keys in the restaurant parking lot.

He then sprayed his girlfriend in the face with a pepper spray canister attached the keychain, according to police. Trujillo is charged with battery on a household member.

Trujillo graduated from Manzano High School where he was named the New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011. The UNM football team released a statement Friday night saying it is looking into the incident.


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