- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Coach Skip Holtz announced the suspension Sunday night, saying in a prepared statement, “Our players have an obligation to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner on and off the field. Due to the serious nature of this matter, we have suspended Chris indefinitely from all team activities.”
According to The Tampa Bay Times, Dunkley was arrested shortly after USF lost to Florida State 30-17 on Saturday night, when he returned home from the game. According to the arrest report, Dunkley got into a verbal fight with his girlfriend on Sept. 21, but the altercation escalated. He is accused of punching her, grabbing her hair, forcing her into a closet and then hitting her on the back of her thighs with a computer cord.
Dunkley transferred to USF from Florida and sat out last season because of NCAA transfer rules. He has four catches for 93 yards and a touchdown this season.