Wade's suspension modified

Sophomore guard can rejoin team as early as Tuesday

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Wisconsin men's basketball player Boo Wade's suspension was reduced from indefinite to time served late Monday night.


The Appeals Committee of the University of Wisconsin's Student-Athlete Discipline Policy modified Wisconsin men's basketball player Boo Wade's suspension for a violation of the athletic department's conduct code, according to a prepared statement from the university.


Wade was suspended indefinitely Feb. 4 following an arrest for allegedly choking a 19-year old woman in an off-campus apartment. He spent the night in Dane County Jail and was released on signature bond Feb. 5. Wade has not been formally charged with any crime.


Wade's appeal of the suspension was heard Monday and Bruce Jones, chair of the Appeals Committee and Wisconsin's Athletic Board, announced that Wade's suspension had been adjusted down from indefinite to two games.


Since Wade's adjusted penalty matched the number of games he had missed while suspended, he is cleared to return to competition and practice immediately, pending additional information that might cause the Appeals Committee to reevaluate his situation.


Wade is scheduled to return to court Thursday morning.


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