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No 'red flags' popped up for VCSU football player charged with murder

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VALLEY CITY - A spokesman for Valley City State University said officials there were surprised by the murder charges against a now-suspended star wide receiver for the VCSU football team, a 21-year-old who had a criminal record as a juvenile that included two vehicle theft charges.

Cedric Chappell Jr. is in custody in the Barnes County Jail after his arrest Tuesday on second-degree charges of murder and attempted murder linked to a shooting outside a bar Saturday in Minneapolis.

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