Jay­hawks sus­pend Big 12 new­comer of the year

Vancouver Sun - - SPORTS - DAVE SKRETTA

LAWRENCE, KAN. Univer­sity of Kansas run­ning back Pooka Wil­liams was sus­pended by the Jay­hawks on Fri­day af­ter his ar­rest on sus­pi­cion of do­mes­tic bat­tery, the same day the star fresh­man was cho­sen Big 12 new­comer of the year.

Wil­liams, whose given name is An­thony Ray Wil­liams, was in­volved in a phys­i­cal con­fronta­tion at a Lawrence apart­ment com­plex Thurs­day, univer­sity po­lice said in a state­ment. The woman re­ported mi­nor in­juries, and the in­ci­dent re­port in­di­cates that she sus­tained in­juries from bod­ily force.

Wil­liams was in­ter­viewed later Thurs­day and ar­rested at the univer­sity pub­lic safety of­fice.

He was due in court later Fri­day, and his case has been for­warded to the Dou­glas County Dis­trict At­tor­ney.

Head coach Les Miles, who was hired just a cou­ple of weeks ago, said in a state­ment that Wil­liams had been sus­pended from all team ac­tiv­i­ties pend­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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