Wisconsin backup RB suspended after arrest

Updated: December 21, 2005, 4:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin running back Booker Stanley was suspended from the team Wednesday after he was arrested for allegedly choking a woman at his apartment.

The suspension means the Badgers could be without Stanley when they play Auburn in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2 in Orlando, Fla. Stanley, a reserve, has 69 carries for 340 yards and three touchdowns this season.

The 22-year-old junior could face charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, two counts of battery and intimidation of a victim, Madison police spokesman Mike Hanson said.

Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard said he would consider formal charges in the next few days. Stanley was still in custody Wednesday afternoon.

Stanley allegedly battered and choked a woman early Wednesday, Hanson said. There was no indication that the woman, who previously was in a relationship with Stanley, sought medical attention.

Stanley was immediately suspended until charges have been addressed by the legal system and the university, according to a news release from the school.

He had 248 carries for 873 yards and seven touchdowns in his two previous seasons.


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