McCombs accused of spitting at girl

Police say University of Connecticut sophomore tailback Lyle McCombs has been arrested and accused of yelling, pushing and spitting at his girlfriend during an argument outside a residential hall.

Police said Saturday that the 166-pound McCombs was charged with second-degree breach of peace. The fight occurred just after midnight Friday on campus in Storrs.

Police say the 20-year-old McCombs was released after he posted a $500 bond.

McCombs, from New York City’s Staten Island, had a breakout season as a freshman, carrying the ball more than 275 times for more than 1,100 yards.

McCombs was benched for the first quarter of UConn’s loss Saturday at Rutgers for what the school called a violation of team rules. He went on to rush for 32 yards on 12 carries.