Michigan basketball point guard Daniel Horton was arraigned yesterday on a domestic violence charge.
Horton allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and choked her on Dec. 10, Ann Arbor police Lt. Michael Logghe said. Three days later, Horton’s girlfriend filed a police report. She did not seek medical attention.
Horton was arraigned by the 15th District Court after turning himself in yesterday on a warrant for the misdemeanor charge. Possible charges include up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
He was released on a $5,000 bond, court administrator Keith Zeisloft said.
The court appointed an attorney for Horton, Zeisloft said. His preliminary examination is scheduled for Feb. 9 — the same date of Michigan football defensive tackle Larry Harrison’s examination. Harrison was arraigned on four felony charges of indecent exposure. Horton will appear before Judge Ann Mattson.
Horton will not have to miss out-of-state games because of the charge. In most cases, alleged criminals arraigned on domestic violence are not permitted to leave the state, but Magistrate Michael Gatti said Horton will be allowed to leave for basketball games. Gatti ordered Horton not to use illegal drugs or alcohol and not to contact the alleged victim.
Horton had 16 points, five assists and four rebounds in Michigan’s 71-62 loss against No. 24 Wisconsin on Saturday. The guard had to be helped off the floor with just under two minutes remaining in the game after injuring his right knee. Horton previously injured his left knee during a practice on Dec. 5, keeping him out of action for six games this season. Horton’s status for Thursday’s game at Michigan State is uncertain.
The former Cedar Hill, Texas star has career averages of 13.4 points and four assists per game while shooting 37.1 percent from the floor. Horton was named the M.V.P. of the 2004 National Invitational Tournament and was the 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
In April 2003, former Michigan basketball forward Bernard Robinson was arrested and charged with three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery and was sentenced to a year of probation and fined $850. Robinson was allowed to play basketball at Michigan during his senior year.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.