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A former Winston Churchill High School football player has been arrested in connection with a College Park fight on March 27 that sent the other participant to the hospital with a head injury.

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested Arasp Biparva, 21, of the 7500 block of Girard Avenue in College Park, on Thursday. Biparva admitted his involvement in the fight and has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, according a press release put out by the police.

In the early hours of March 27, Biparva and another man, both students at the University of Maryland, got into a fight outside a bar near the intersection of Knox Road and Baltimore Avenue in College Park. The police arrived at about 2 a.m. and found an unconscious man suffering from an apparent head injury, according to the press release. The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Biparva worked for the university as a teaching assistant in the business school. In the fall of 2012, Biparva made the Robert H. Smith School of Business dean’s list, with a semester GPA of 3.500 or higher, according to the business school’s website.

Biparva graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 2009, where he played offensive lineman-defensive tackle for the Bulldogs. His football coach at the time, Greg Neuendorf, described him in 2008 Gazette article as “a very competitive kid who plays with a high motor and has a bunch of sacks and tackles for loss this year.”

Police had no further information on the arrest Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigative Division-North at 301-699-2601. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 866-411-TIPS (8477). Or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone or go to www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

ablum@gazette.net