Michigan's Arrington charged with domestic violence

Updated: October 24, 2006, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Michigan wide receiver Adrian Arrington has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from an alleged argument with his girlfriend.

Arrington, 20, was arraigned last week in district court and a pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 1.

If convicted, Arrington could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.

According to the police report, officers responded to a call from Arrington's girlfriend, Jodie Hupe, about 3 a.m on Oct. 13. Hupe said she picked up Arrington from a bar and they got into an argument. Arrington grabbed Hupe's keys, pushed her out of the vehicle and drove off, the report said.

Hupe had some scratches on her hand from the keys, the police report said. However, it said she did not want to press charges and was only concerned about Arrington driving because he had been drinking.

A not guilty plea was entered on Arrington's behalf, and he was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said he was informed of the incident last week.

"If he was drinking, I have to find that out, and it is a team issue," Carr said through athletic department spokesman Bruce Madej. "And we handle team issues internally."

Arrington, a junior, has 25 catches for 357 yards and four touchdowns. He has been more involved in the offense the past two games with star wideout Mario Manningham out following knee surgery.

No. 2 Michigan plays Northwestern at home Saturday.


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