Battery arrest puts Bradley's Ruffin on sideline for last game

Updated: February 26, 2008, 9:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PEORIA, Ill. -- Bradley University basketball player Daniel Ruffin participated in Tuesday's ceremony to recognize the team's seniors -- but he didn't play in the game that followed.

Ruffin, a point guard, was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.

The Braves lost 71-60 on Tuesday night.

The school issued a release on Monday saying Ruffin will miss the team's last home game against Southern Illinois.

Head coach Jim Les said Ruffin will remain on an indefinite game suspension as the school conducts an internal review of his criminal case.

Peoria police say the 23-year-old was arrested at his apartment early Saturday after a 20-year-old woman accused him of cutting her lip as he tried to get her to leave. She was treated at a hospital and released.