No. 3 Kansas suspended guard Mario Little indefinitely yesterday after he was arrested on charges of battery, criminal damage and criminal trespassing following a predawn fight with his girlfriend and others.
Coach Bill Self announced the suspension of the 6-6 guard, who apologized and said he felt "awful" about the incident.
"He's been suspended indefinitely and it'll be significant," Self said at a news conference. "I'm not going to make any judgments until we see the police report and find out exactly what's going on. I know he's been charged with misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal trespassing and misdemeanor property damage. They're misdemeanors, but they're still very major and serious in our eyes."
Police were called to a Lawrence apartment complex at 2:45 a.m. They said the 22-year-old senior went to his girlfriend's apartment and got into a fight with a 19-year-old man there.
Little's girlfriend fled during the altercation and went to a friend's apartment at the complex, where she was followed by Little, police said. He is accused of pushing a woman there, then battering his girlfriend after finding her in an upstairs bedroom.
Police said Little also shoved a man who attempted to separate him and his girlfriend before several people subdued Little until officers arrived.
He was arrested on four counts of battery, two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of criminal trespassing and was released on bail.
"I apologize for what happened last night," Little said in a statement. "I feel awful, and I understand that I will have to deal with the consequences of my actions. I accept responsibility for those actions, and I apologize to my teammates for being irresponsible."
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