Stanley charged with battery

Wisconsin tailback among those cited at Mifflin Street Block Party

Booker Stanley, a tailback on the University of Wisconsin football team, was charged with misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer Saturday, during the annual Mifflin Street Block Party in downtown Madison, according to published reports.

Under the terms of UW's Student-Athlete Discipline policy, Stanley, 22, will likely be suspended indefinitely. That policy stipulates that a student-athlete charged with a violation of local, state or federal law related to drugs, gambling or violence is automatically suspended indefinitely from competition and practices.

If he is suspended, Stanley would have the opportunity to appeal.

Saturday, according to the Daily Cardinal, Stanley was "taken to the Dane County Jail where he posted bail and was released."

At the block party Stanley was one of 225 people cited for 317 offenses, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

This is the second time Stanley has been charged with an offense during his time at UW. In December 2002, Stanley, a native of Milwaukee who attended Whitefish Bay High School, plead no contest to an underage drinking charge and paid a $225 fine.

Stanley, who ran for 350 yards on 115 carries as a third-year sophomore last season, spent the Badgers' spring practices sharing first-team tailback duties with fellow junior-to-be Brian Calhoun. As a redshirt freshman in 2003, Stanley rushed for 523 yards on 133 carries.


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