Last Friday, Kansas forward Carlton Bragg was arrested on a battery charge after a woman alleged the Jayhawks basketball player. Head coach Bill Self suspended Bragg indefinitely after his arrest.
However, on Wednesday, Bragg’s battery charge was dismissed by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. In addition to Bragg’s charge being dropped, the woman who initially claimed she was struck by the Kansas forward, Saleeha Soofi, is now facing a battery charge of her own.
Soofi reportedly slapped Bragg and punched him, before he retaliated by shoving her away.
“After being struck by female, the male forcefully shoves her away from him causing the female to fall backwards up the ascending stairs behind her,” the prosecutor’s office release stated, via the Kansas City Star.
NEW: Battery charge against #KU bball player Carlton Bragg have been dismissed. Woman who called 911 has been charged instead @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/kc8lKeIFa4
— Ariel Rothfield KSHB (@arothfield) December 14, 2016
Bragg was reinstated immediately following the dismissal of his charge.
“We appreciate the authorities handling this issue in a timely manner,” Self said in a statement. “Now that they have made their decision, Carlton is no longer suspended from competition.”
This season, Bragg is averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game.
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