Stanley allegedly pushed woman down, called her ugly

Originally Published: May 5, 2005
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin running back Booker Stanley was charged Thursday with four misdemeanors for allegedly hitting two people at an annual street party.

Four officers were needed to subdue Stanley, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.

The team suspended Stanley after his arrest at the party, which drew a crowd estimated at 20,000 and resulted in more than 200 arrests, most for underage drinking or possession of open containers of alcohol.

Stanley, 22, was charged with two counts of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

According to the complaint, Stanley pushed a woman who landed on her stomach. When she got up, he grabbed her nose and told her she was ugly, the complaint said. About 10 minutes later, officers saw Stanley punch a man repeatedly in the face, according to the complaint.

Two Madison police officers said they saw Stanley punching the man while holding him by the throat, the complaint said. Police couldn't immediately subdue Stanley until two University of Wisconsin officers helped handcuff him.

Stanley was released from jail after posting $950 bail.

The senior ran for 350 yards and two touchdowns and caught 18 passes for 146 yards and another score last season.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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