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Pitt DE Dayon Hayes Arrested and Charged With Simple Assault

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Pitt junior defensive end Dayon Hayes was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime Sunday, Nov. 6, according to Allegheny County court documents.

The 21-year-old Hayes has been charged with simple assault, which the police report says occurred on the same date as the arrest. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Municipal Court, courtroom 04.

According to the police report, as reported by WPXI, police were called to East Hills Drive for a dispute over a cell phone.

Hayes allegedly grabbed a woman’s hair and pulled her head back. Since the woman was wearing a wig, she was able to escape the situation. However, according to the report, Hayes then began to hold the woman’s head against a wall to hold her there.

According to the woman, she attempted to leave, but Hayes did not allow her to do so. He allegedly slammed a door on her leg in an attempt to force her to stay.

According to the Pennsylvania General Assembly legislature, a person is guilty of simple assault if he:

  • Attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another.
  • Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.
  • Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent series bodily injury; or
  • Conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of the correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or any search of the person.

Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second degree unless it’s:

  • In a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the third degree; or
  • Against a child under 12 years of age by a person 18 years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the first degree

Hayes played in Pitt’s first two games of the season against West Virginia and Tennessee before missing time due to knee surgery, but he returned to play over the last three weeks in a depth role. He has no prior criminal arrest.

Hayes played in Pitt’s most recent game against Syracuse over the weekend, prior to his arrest.

The Pitt football program has not commented yet on this situation.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago

OK Duzz, dismiss him. Violence against women should not be tolerated. Luckily she was wearing a wig and could escape this brute.

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

Why don’t we wait until all the facts are brought out before making ANY decision! What happened to innocent until proven guilty??? I’m all for punishing this behavior, if it’s true. H2P!!!

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin

what about the police report? Need more proof, just ask Mr. Hayes if he’s innocent?

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

What about the police report? You did NOT ask that with a straight face, I hope. 🙂

YoungBlood
YoungBlood
1 month ago

Never see them post a court docket when the Penn State players get arrested. That’s awfully personal don’t you think ?

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago
Reply to  YoungBlood

Yea, considering they had a whole ESPN piece on the over 100 football player arrests in a 5 year period. This was before the Sandusky scandal.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  YoungBlood

you must not read the papers then, always posted but don’t deflect. This is about Hayes. Penn State picked up on this flaw and stopped recruiting him

Ed Rose
Ed Rose
1 month ago

Totally disingenuous comment. You do not know that. Truth is PSU was still recruiting until the end when he selected Pitt. You only comment here after a Pitt loss or when something negative happens to be total cock. Here are more truths. PSU will never be elite. Pitt is back to being mediocre and you validate why Penn St fans are the worst in the country.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ed Rose
On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
28 days ago
Reply to  Ed Rose

oh Edward, it was sarcasm lighten up. Of course Hayes was always going to stay in pittsburgh and play at home. So easy to get you riled up
h2p! #lockthegates or #lockupwomenbeaters

YoungBlood
YoungBlood
29 days ago

Haven’t heard anything about the Penn State football gang rape lately have you ?
Same old same old.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
28 days ago
Reply to  YoungBlood

Pittsburgh Panthers Football: No. 1 in Sports Illustrated Criminal ReportMATT SHETLER MARCH 2, 2011 The 2010 football season was filled with disappointment for Dave Wannstedt and the Pitt Panthers. Pitt began the season ranked No. 15 with high hopes. They were the favorites to win the Big East Conference. They had a Heisman Trophy hopeful in running back Dion Lewis. They also had a big time playmaker in wide receiver Jon Baldwin, not to mention the returning Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year in defensive end Greg Romeus. All signs pointed towards Pitt not only winning the Big East, but being… Read more »

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
28 days ago
Reply to  YoungBlood

Pittsburgh Panthers Football: No. 1 in Sports Illustrated Criminal ReportMATT SHETLER MARCH 2, 2011 The 2010 football season was filled with disappointment for Dave Wannstedt and the Pitt Panthers. Pitt began the season ranked No. 15 with high hopes. They were the favorites to win the Big East Conference. They had a Heisman Trophy hopeful in running back Dion Lewis. They also had a big time playmaker in wide receiver Jon Baldwin, not to mention the returning Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year in defensive end Greg Romeus. All signs pointed towards Pitt not only winning the Big East, but being… Read more »

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