Fresno State men’s basketball player Karachi Edo was suspended from the team after being arrested over the weekend on a domestic violence charge.
Edo, 21, was booked into Fresno County Jail at 6:41 p.m. Friday and released at 1:47 a.m. Saturday after posting $5,000 bail.
He was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor battery of a non-cohabitant.
Bulldogs coach Rodney Terry referred comment to Paul Ladwig, Fresno State senior associate athletics director/external relations.
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“We’re aware of the situation and are working with authorities to find the facts and Karachi has been suspended from the basketball team,” Ladwig said.
Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez said the department received calls Friday afternoon about a disturbance at an apartment near campus. Fresno State police were there, Gomez said, when Fresno police arrived.
Gomez said officers reported the incident involved Edo and a woman who the player had a relationship with dating back to when they were in high school in Texas. The woman and a witness told police Edo struck the woman with an open hand in the right shoulder, said Gomez, who added that Edo denied to the officers that he struck her. There were no visible signs of a blow, Gomez said.
Edo last season as a junior was the Bulldogs’ third-leading scorer during their run to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001. He started 30 of Fresno State’s 35 games, averaging 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds.