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Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Cornerback suspended indefinitely after arrest

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Miami Hurricanes cornerback Antrel Rolle was suspended indefinitely Tuesday by coach Larry Coker after being charged this weekend with battery on a police officer.

According to a police complaint, Rolle was involved in a fight in a street near campus early Sunday morning and resisted arrest, cursing and swinging his arms in an attempt to free himself and forcing officers to call for backup help.

Along with the felony charge, Rolle was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors.

"We take these accusations very seriously," Coker said in a statement announcing that Rolle had been suspended.

Rolle bonded out of jail and is scheduled for a court appearance Aug. 2.

He was expected to be one of the Hurricanes' top players after deciding in January to return for his senior season.

His father, Alexander, is chief of police in nearby Homestead.

The Hurricanes open the season Sept. 6 against Florida State.