Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. arrested on battery charge

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Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. arrested on battery charge
Friday December 9th, 2016

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested on a battery charge against his girlfriend, according to the Kansas City Star.

Kansas has suspended him indefinitely from its program, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Bragg, a 6'9", 240-pound sophomore from Cleveland, was taken into custody after he allegedly struck the woman and pushed her down a flight of stairs during an argument.

The charges carry a fine and up to six months in jail if he is convicted. Bragg has pleaded not guilty.

“We are still trying to gather information,” Kansas head coach Bill Self told The Star earlier this week. “I will not comment further until we are able to get information other than the fact that it's obviously a charge that we take seriously.”

Bragg is averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while playing all nine games this season for the third-ranked Jayhawks.

Kansas (8–1) plays Nebraska at home on Saturday. Bragg Jr.'s next court date is scheduled for Dec. 23.

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