Markus Curry, a freshman cornerback on Michigan”s football team, was arrested late last night on charges of domestic assault and telephone or telegraph cutting, taping, breaking or connecting, both misdemeanors carrying maximum sentences of 93 days and two years, respectively.

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Markus Curry<br><br>FILE PHOTO

He spent the night in jail, and although bail was posted at 5 p.m. this afternoon, Curry had not yet been released as of 5:45.

Football coach Lloyd Carr acknowledged the situation in a statement released by the athletic department.

“Markus Curry was involved in an incident on Thursday evening and he has been suspended indefinitely,” 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.”

Curry was arraigned this morning and pled not guilty. Bail was set at $2000 and a pre-trial hearing was set for Wednesday.

The incident took place at South Quad residence hall last night, at approximately 2 a.m. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown said that DPS was on the scene at 3:30.

The victim, also a University student, “was offered medical attention and refused it,” Brown said.

The Wolverines take on Purdue tomorrow in a noon game at Michigan Stadium.

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