Nevada’s starting center suspended after arrest for domestic battery

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Nevada’s starting center, Elijah Foster, was suspended indefinitely from the program following an arrest on Monday morning, the school announced.

Foster was charged with first-degree domestic battery and contempt of court. According to a police report obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal, was arrested following a domestic disturbance at 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning. On a call with dispatch, according to the report, Foster was heard telling his girlfriend, who reportedly had a freshm scratch under her eye, “shut up or I’ll hit you again.”

Nevada plays Pacific on Tuesday night. The Wolf Pack were a trendy sleeper pick in the Mountain West prior to the start of the season.

Foster, who stands 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds, is averaging 12.0 points and 7.4 boards.