Missouri's Butterfield suspended indefinitely following assault arrest

Updated: October 18, 2007, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri senior forward Darryl Butterfield was suspended indefinitely by the team Thursday after being arrested for third-degree domestic assault.

In a statement, coach Mike Anderson said he will seek additional information before making a final decision on Butterfield's punishment. He is being allowed to practice with the team.

Reports say Butterfield was arrested after a dispute with his girlfriend. He was released by Columbia police Thursday morning after posting $1,000 bond.

He is the second Missouri player to get into trouble in recent months. Forward Kalen Grimes was kicked off the team after his arrest in July for second-degree felony assault after allegedly striking a man with the butt end of a shotgun in St. Louis County.

Butterfield, a reserve, averaged 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season for the 18-12 Tigers.


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