Illinois Football player arrested overnight

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A spokesman for the Illinois football program says player Lere Oladipo was arrested over night for domestic battery by the University of Illinois Police Department.

In a statement he said: "We’re aware of the situation and report but still gathering information."

Oladipo, 20, was arrested at 1:03 a.m. Sunday in a university parking lot in the 100 block of East Peabody Drive in Champaign, according to authorities. Police were first called by someone who heard a woman screaming and saw a man, later identified as Oladipo, forcing her into a car. When police arrived, they found the woman had a minor injury to her lip, according to a University of Illinois Police spokesman.

Oladipo was released on $1,000 bond at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and will have his criminal arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Oladipo has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team and DIA rules early Sunday evening.

University police said the incident remained under investigation Sunday afternoon.

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