Markus Curry, a freshman cornerback on the Michigan football team, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing on charges of domestic assault and telephone tampering.

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The misdemeanor charges carry maximum sentences of 93 days and two years incarceration, respectively.

Curry was suspended indefinitely from the team following his early Friday morning arrest in South Quad Residence Hall and did not play in Saturday”s game against Purdue.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown said the charges stem from an incident of domestic assault that took place at about 2 a.m. Friday. She said Curry attempted to stop the victim from using the telephone and added that the victim, also a University student, “was offered medical attention and refused it.”

Curry, who was held in the Washtenaw County jail Friday, was arraigned that morning and released on $25,000 bond later that evening.

In a statement released by the athletic department Friday afternoon, Football Coach Lloyd Carr said, “This is a serious issue and it is very important there be no rush to judgment. An investigation will be made, the facts will be revealed and a judgment will be made based on those facts.”

Carr made no mention of the situation in his press conference Saturday.

Curry”s brother, Julius, is a senior strong safety on the football team.

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