Wisconsin Player Arrested at Practice

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Wisconsin freshman fullback Jael Speights was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of burglary.

Speights, 18, of Zion, Ill., was arrested Friday at the football team’s practice facility in Madison, Wis., for allegedly entering a woman’s apartment July 31 and assaulting her, police said. He was being held on $15,000 bond and is suspended from the team indefinitely.

“The suspension is the result of an incident that is alleged to have occurred prior to training camp,” Badger Coach Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Speights will not be allowed to rejoin the team until his legal matter is resolved.”


Madison Police spokesman Dave Gouran said Speights apparently did not know the woman. Gouran did not know how Speights was identified as a suspect.

Speights rushed for 746 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at Zion-Benton High School in Zion.