Wisconsin RB charged with sexual assault, battery
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin reserve running back Booker Stanley was charged Monday with sexual assault, battery and bail jumping in connection with two alleged fights with his girlfriend.
Stanley already faces battery and disorderly conduct charges for his alleged role in a street fight last April. He was suspended from the team in December after his arrest in the fight with his girlfriend.
Stanley has not hired an attorney to represent him on the latest charges, according to court records. Charles Giesen, an attorney representing Stanley in the street fight, didn't immediately return a message The Associated Press left at his office Monday.
Wisconsin spokesman Justin Doherty declined to comment on the new charges, saying only Stanley remains suspended but is still a member of the team. Stanley can appeal his suspension, but Doherty wouldn't say whether he has filed anything with the school.
According to a criminal complaint, police went to the apartment Stanley shared with the woman around 3:30 a.m. Dec. 21. A neighbor complained of hearing a woman inside yelling.
Stanley was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, four misdemeanor counts of battery, one count of felony bail-jumping and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
The felony bail-jumping stems from allegations Stanley called the woman more than 10 times between Dec. 26 and Dec. 29, after he had been released from custody. His bond stated he was to have no contact with the woman.
The other bail jumping charges are linked to a fight at a Madison block party in April. Prosecutors say Stanley punched someone. He was charged with misdemeanor battery, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct charges, all counts that are pending. One of the conditions of his bond then was to stay out of trouble with the law.
Stanley, a junior, totaled 340 yards and three touchdowns this season. He was suspended from the team Dec. 21, missing the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2. He rushed for 873 yards and seven touchdowns in his first two seasons.
Stanley remains free on bond. Terms include no contact with the woman, no travel on her street and no drinking.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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