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USF indefinitely suspends receiver

Chris Dunkley

Less than a day after being charged with domestic violence, Chris Dunkley has been handed punitive measures by the football program.

In a release sent out Sunday night, the Bulls announced that the wide receiver has been indefinitely suspended as a result of charges that were filed against him Saturday night.

“Our players have an obligation to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner on and off the field,” USF head coach Skip Holtz said in a statement. “Due to the serious nature of this matter, we have suspended Chris indefinitely from all team activities.”

Dunkley was charged with domestic violence battery Saturday night, just a couple of hours after the Bulls’ home loss to Florida State.  The Tampa Tribune offered up a few details of what led to Dunkley’s arrest and the subsequent charge:

According to deputies, Dunkley was arrested for an incident that took place Sept. 21 at about 7:20 p.m. inside the apartment he shares with his girlfriend. That night, Dunkley and his girlfriend began to argue and at some point it turned physical, the report said.

The girlfriend, whose identity was not released by the sheriff’s office, was thrown to the floor and beaten on her arms, causing bruises, the report said. A short time later Dunkley pulled the woman by her hair, according to the report, forcing her into a closet. Deputies said he beat her with a computer cord on the back of her thighs, which left cuts.

In the report, deputies said there is a “strong likelihood of repeat violence.”

After sitting out the 2011 season following his transfer from Florida, Dunkley this season had four receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown.

(Photo credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

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6 Responses to “USF indefinitely suspends receiver”
  1. mauldawg says: Oct 1, 2012 11:48 AM

    He should never set foot on a football field ever again.Hard working kids pay for an education and this piece of crap can get one free,He has been trouble for a long time.SK should get throw this bum of the team for good.How mant chances do you get.Some one will post on here about he should be give as many chances as he needs.He is just a misunderstood kid.He is at least 19 years old.He is no longer a kid.Hope he pays the price.It takes a real man to beat a woman.

  2. mauldawg says: Oct 1, 2012 11:49 AM

    Sorry not SK (skip) should have been SH.

  3. tampabayirish says: Oct 1, 2012 1:52 PM

    Real men don’t hit women…ever.

  4. fatcamper says: Oct 1, 2012 5:27 PM

    As a graduate of USF, I can only say that I hope mauldawg isn’t. Please tell me you wrote that comment on a smartphone while typing with your toes.

    If convicted Dunkley should be booted. If you aren’t going to win games you at least need to have players of high character.

  5. frank booth says: Oct 3, 2012 12:09 AM

    Slam Dunkley.

  6. 11thstreetmafia says: Oct 3, 2012 6:42 PM

    …and I just got my tuition bill today. This clown will never have to pay one of those.

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