Horton is accused of domestic violence

Updated: January 25, 2005, 4:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Point guard Daniel Horton was suspended from Michigan's basketball team Tuesday, a day after being charged with domestic violence for allegedly choking his girlfriend.

"Given the seriousness and sensitivity of the situation, we feel it is in everyone's best interest that we suspend Daniel pending further review," coach Tommy Amaker said in a statement. "We feel this is the right course of action at this time."

Horton was arraigned Monday and released on $5,000 bond, court administrator Keith Zeisloft said. If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, Horton could face up to three months in jail and a $500 fine.

"I understand the severity of the situation I'm in," Horton said in a statement released by the school. "I feel embarrassed about it and I'm very sorry that my family, team and school have to deal with it too. I understand why the consequences happened and I will continue to do whatever I can to help the situation."

Horton has been one of the Wolverines' best players the past three seasons. He had 16 points and five assists for the Wolverines (12-7) in a 72-61 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.


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