Washtenaw County District Judge Elizabeth Hines ruled yesterday that Markus Curry, a freshman cornerback on the Michigan football team, will stand trial on charges of domestic assault and telephone tampering.
Curry entered a plea of not guilty yesterday during his pretrial.
He could face up to two years in jail if convicted on the telephone tampering charge. The domestic assault charge carries a maximum sentence of 93 days in prison.
Steven Fishman, Curry”s attorney, said jury selection will begin Dec. 17. The trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 20.
Curry was arrested at about 2 a.m. Friday at South Quad Residence Hall after he allegedly committed domestic assault against a female student and prevented her from making a phone call.
Curry was held in the Washtenaw County jail until being arraigned that morning.
Later that evening he was released on $25,000 bond, which was posted by a family member, Fishman said.
Curry, who did not play in Saturday”s game against Purdue, has been suspended indefinitely from the team.