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Former ODU football player sentenced to 3 years for assault, malicious wounding

Former ODU football player sentenced to 3 years for assault, malicious wounding
Posted at 2:02 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 14:02:35-05

Devin Hannan is charged with assault and battery, and malicious wounding

NORFOLK, Va. – A former Old Dominion University football player will serve three years behind bars for assault and battery and malicious wounding.

Devin Hannan’s charges stemmed from a June 11, 2017 incident at a nightclub, where two men were left with non-life threatening injuries after Hannan and fellow football player Manuel Matiarena allegedly assaulted them.

One of the men, 27-year-old Seth Applegate, died two months later of an overdose that the Commonwealth said was related to pain from his injuries.

Matiarena was also charged with assault and battery. After the incident, ODU Head Football Coach Bobby Wilder released a one-line statement regarding the matter, stating, “Devin Hannan and Manny Matiarena have been suspended indefinitely from the Old Dominion football team.”

Both played as offensive linemen for the Monarch football team.