Illinois linebacker suspended after arrest

Illinois linebacker Evan Frierson has been indefinitely

suspended from the team after he was arrested on a charge of

aggravated battery.

Police spokeswoman Rene Dunn says the 20-year-old Frierson was

arrested just after midnight Sunday in Champaign after an argument

and fight. She says Frierson is accused of punching two men who

were standing in a crosswalk as cars tried to drive through. One of

the men required medical attention.

Frierson is a 6-2, 230-pound sophomore from Washington, D.C. He

has played sparingly in nine games this season and played in all 12

Illinois games as a freshman.

The Illini play Northwestern on Saturday.