Tuesday , Jan , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Michigan suspends guard Horton

Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Daniel Horton, Michigan’s second-leading
scorer, was suspended from the basketball team on Tuesday, a day after the
point guard was charged with domestic abuse.

Horton, who allegedly choked his girlfriend, was arraigned and released on
$5,000 bond Monday. If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, he could face up
to three months in jail.

“Given the seriousness and sensitivity of the situation, we feel it is in
everyone’s best interest that we suspend Daniel pending further review,” said
Michigan head coach Tommy Amaker in a statement. “We feel this is the right
course of action at this time.”

Horton is averaging 12.4 points per contest to go along with a team-leading
4.2 assists in 13 games this season. The junior netted 16 points and dished
out five assists for the Wolverines (12-7) in a loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.

“I understand the severity of the situation I’m in,” said Horton. “I feel
embarrassed about it, and I’m very sorry that my family, team and school have
to deal with it, too. I understand why the consequences have happened, and I
will continue to do whatever I can to help this situation.”