HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Four Marshall football players, including the team's leading rusher in 2010, were arrested Sunday morning.
About 2:46 a.m. Sunday, police officers were at The Thirsty Whale as patrons were leaving the club, said Captain Alan Rohrig of the Huntington Police Department.
He noted the crowd likes to gather outdoors after closing hours and that police were there to encourage them to go on to their cars.
"Some individuals didn't think they needed to leave and officers tried to escort them out," he said.
Sophomore defensive back Phillip Warren punched a police officer in the face and is charged with battery on a police officer, obstruction and disorderly conduct, Rohrig said.
Warren was arrested, along with senior running back Martin Ward, redshirt freshman cornerback Corie Wilson and freshman linebacker Stefone Grace. The players were booked in Western Regional Jail.
A Western Regional Jail officer says they posted bond and were released Sunday night.
"We are aware of the situation and are currently gathering all of the facts pertaining to this issue," Marshall Coach Doc Holliday said. "Once that process is complete, we will handle the matter appropriately."