UPDATE: Nate Johnson has been removed from the University football team as of Wednesday afternoon

Michigan football player Nate Johnson was arrested over the weekend for an alleged assault that took place Sept. 30.

Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the University’s Division of Public Safety and Security, said a housing security officer found a female student outside South Quad Residence Hall shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The woman reported she had been assaulted by Johnson, who was subsequently located nearby.

Johnson was arrested on charges of domestic violence and taken to jail, where he was arraigned on Oct. 1 for one count of domestic violence. He was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11.

The Michigan football team released a statement on the afternoon of Sept. 30 stating that Johnson, a sophomore cornerback, had been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.

A spokesperson for the athletic department declined to comment on Johnson’s arrest, instead referring to the original statement of Johnson’s suspension.

This is a developing story. Check back at michigandaily.com for more details.

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