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Thursday, February 2, 2006
Wisconsin dismisses troubled running back Stanley

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin running back Booker Stanley was kicked off the team Thursday, less than two months after being suspended following his arrest on charges of sexual assault, battery and bail jumping.

Stanley, suspended since police were called to his apartment Dec. 21, is expected to face a preliminary hearing later this month on the charges.

Stanley, 22, is free on bond. A Dane County court commissioner scheduled the hearing for Feb. 21 before Judge David Flanagan, Stanley's public defender, Dennis Burke, said Monday.

Stanley faces one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, four misdemeanor counts of battery, one count of felony bail-jumping and two counts of misdemeanor bail-jumping.

The criminal complaint said police went to the apartment Stanley shared with his girlfriend after a neighbor complained of hearing a woman inside yelling.

Stanley already faced battery and disorderly conduct charges for his alleged role in a fight during a block party last April.

Stanley, a junior, totaled 340 yards and three touchdowns during the 2005 season and rushed for 873 yards and seven touchdowns in his first two seasons.