Wisconsin back suspended for not meeting program terms

Updated: August 4, 2008, 9:57 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Wisconsin Badgers running back Lance Smith has been suspended, coach Bret Bielema announced Thursday afternoon.

"It has come to my attention that Lance has failed to meet certain requirements relating to the first-offender program he was placed in last fall," Badgers coach Bret Bielema said in a statement.

Smith was arrested last July and faced several charges stemming from an incident with his girlfriend. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of battery and ...

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