|Missouri forward Butterfield charged with misdemeanor peace disturbance|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 26 October 2007 11:47|
Butterfield was initially accused of third-degree domestic assault following his arrest in Columbia on Oct. 17, but that charge was never filed, said Andrea Hayes, assistant prosecutor for Boone County. Peace disturbance is a lesser charge, though both are misdemeanors.
Butterfield is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 10, Hayes said. He faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail.
Butterfield's girlfriend told Columbia police that he hit her in the face. He has said the contact was accidental.
Butterfield, a reserve, remains indefinitely suspended from the team. A spokesman for the Missouri athletic department declined comment.
Missouri plays its first exhibition game Nov. 3 at home against Missouri-St. Louis.