Former USF quarterback Grothe arrested

Former USF quarterback Matt Grothe was arrested Tuesday for a felony assault charge. Grothe was later released on $2,000 bond, according to the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office website.

Grothe turned himself in after learning of a warrant for his arrest stemming from an altercating on Dec. 19 at his Odessa home. A male victim accused Grothe of “actually and intentionally” struck him to cause “great bodily harm,” according to The Tampa Tribune.

The Victim’s named was redacted from the sworn criminal complaint.

Grothe led USF to a No. 2 ranking in 2007 – the program’s highest-ever ranking. He is USF’s second all-time leading passer (8,669 yards) before a career-ending injury in his senior year.