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Jets' Quincy Enunwa charged with assaulting female

Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (82) during NFL

Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (82) during NFL training camp in Cortland, N.Y., Friday, Aug.1, 2014. Credit: Hans Pennink

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Jets rookie wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was arrested Sunday night and charged with "simple assault,'' according to Florham Park police, following an alleged altercation with a female inside a hotel room.

The sixth-round pick was taken to police headquarters and released shortly thereafter. Enunwa, 22, neither would confirm nor deny the arrest, but a release issued by police said he was due in court Wednesday.

TMZ, which broke the story, reported Enunwa was accused of "grabbing the victim by her ankle and pulling her off a bed, causing her to strike and injure both her head and finger.''

"I wish I could answer your questions, but it's a pending legal matter,'' said the Nebraska product, whom the Jets released Saturday and signed to their practice squad Tuesday.

Asked if he was concerned that the incident would affect the Jets' decision to keep him, Enunwa said: "I spoke to people in the building . . . Nobody's holding it against me until we find out everything that's going on.''

Hill blames media

According to Stephen Hill, the media is to blame for his brief career with the Jets. Hill, signed Tuesday to the Panthers' practice squad, told local reporters his struggles were overblown.

"Other guys across the league dropped more passes than me,'' he told the Charlotte Observer. "[The New York media] tried their best to get me out of there.''

Hill was released Saturday after two disappointing seasons.

Jet streams

The Raiders are winless in the Eastern Time Zone since Dec. 6, 2009, so in an attempt to reverse their fortune, they will fly to New Jersey Thursday, a day or two earlier than usual . . . CB Dee Milliner (ankle) said he's moving around well but still doesn't know if he'll play Sunday. He didn't practice.

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