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Downey charged with simple assault, suspended from team

Updated: May 5, 2008, 10:45 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Devan Downey, who led South Carolina in scoring last season as a sophomore, has been charged with simple assault.

University spokesman Russ McKinney said the charge stemmed from an argument Downey had with another student on campus last week.

McKinney says the student decided to seek charges Monday after asking police not to press charges when they initially investigated the incident.

Athletic department spokesman Steve Fink said Downey has been suspended from ...

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