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Kansas RB Pooka Williams Jr. Arrested for Suspicion of Domestic Battery

There’s some unfortunate news out of Lawrence, as star running back Pooka Williams Jr. has been arrested.



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Reports are surfacing that Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery charges. He was booked into Douglas County Jail at approximately 3:00 PM on Thursday afternoon, and is listed on the jail’s log as Anthony Ray Williams.

Recently-named new head coach Les Miles released a statement acknowledging that the university is aware of the situation, and that Williams has been suspended from the team.

“We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams and we are taking these allegations very seriously,” said KU football coach Les Miles. “We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation.”

As far as what led to the alleged incident, the university released a statement regarding an altercation where a female victim suffered minor injuries.

One of the few brights spots for the Kansas football program, the shifty speedster has been dynamic for the Jayhawks, and was a big part of their wins over Central Michigan, Rutgers and TCU. He racked up 1,125 yards and seven touchdowns on the season on 161 carries, and caught 33 passes for 289 more yards and two more touchdowns.

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