Tigers' Butterfield charged with misdemeanor peace disturbance

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri senior forward Darryl Butterfield
was charged Friday with peace disturbance, a little over a week
after he was arrested following an incident with his girlfriend.

Butterfield was initially accused of third-degree domestic
assault following his arrest in Columbia on Oct. 17, but that
charge was never filed, said Andrea Hayes, assistant prosecutor for
Boone County. Peace disturbance is a lesser charge, though both are

Butterfield is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 30, Hayes said. He
faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail.

Butterfield's girlfriend told Columbia police that he hit her in
the face. He has said the contact was accidental.

Butterfield, a reserve, remains indefinitely suspended from the
team. A spokesman for the Missouri athletic department declined

Missouri plays its first exhibition game Nov. 3 at home against
Missouri-St. Louis.