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Bradley Brave Spends Time Behind Bars



A Bradley University men's basketball player is facing domestic battery charges.

Bradley University police took Auston Barnes, 22, into custody Sunday morning. Barnes was released from the Peoria County Jail Monday afternoon after posting bail. 

Barnes allegedly pushed a woman down at a student apartment complex across the street from campus a little before 3:00 a.m. Barnes was booked in the Peoria County Jail at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, according online records.


"I am aware of Auston's arrest early Sunday morning and it is a disappointing situation," Bradley men's basketball head coach Geno Ford said in a written statement. "I want to make sure that I know the complete story and we are just in the beginning stages of gathering information."

Coach Ford and other officials with the Bradley Athletics Department were not available for further comment. 

Barnes, a 6'8" forward heading into his senior year, played in all 32 games of the Braves' 2013-2014 campaign, and started in 31 of those contests. He grabbed 73 rebounds during the season, second most in the Missouri Valley Conference. He also made the Spring 2014 Bradley Athletics Director's Honor Roll.


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