Jason Douglas suspended indefinitely

Updated: September 14, 2010, 12:58 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Pittsburgh running back Jason Douglas has been suspended indefinitely after being charged in a hit-and-run DUI accident.

Douglas was arrested early Sunday morning on Pittsburgh's South Side after a witness told police that a car had struck a pedestrian and left the scene, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. When police later found Douglas, he stumbled from his car and officers had to help him stand, according to the report.

Douglas reportedly told police, "Hey, I play for Pitt football ... Please don't arrest me."

The injured pedestrian, identified as Christopher Paul, was taken to a hospital and treated for head injuries, the Tribune-Review reported.

The school announced that Douglas has been suspended from all team activities. The redshirt freshman is a backup tailback and a kick returner who has appeared in both of the Panthers' games this season. He fumbled a kickoff return in the first half of Pitt's overtime loss to Utah in Week 1.

Brian Bennett covers Big East football for ESPN.com.