Stanley suspended indefinitely

Badger tailback faces three misdemeanor charges

Booker Stanley, a University of Wisconsin tailback who was arrested Saturday, has been suspended indefinitely from the football team, the university announced Monday.

Stanley, a junior-to-be, faces misdemeanor charges for battery, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, stemming from an alleged incident related to the Mifflin Street Block Party in downtown Madison. Stanley, 22, spent time at the Dane County Jail and was released on a $950 bond. As of Monday morning, an initial court appearance in the case had not been scheduled.

Under the terms of UW's Student-Athlete Discipline policy, any violation of local, state or federal law related to drugs, gambling or violence automatically results in an indefinite suspension from competition and practices. Stanley can, however, continue to use the weight room, academic support center and sports medicine services.

Stanley can appeal the decision. If he chooses not to appeal, he will remain suspended until any charges have been addressed by the legal system and/or until the completion of any university or departmental disciplinary processes.

For more information see: Stanley charged with battery


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