Zook says McGee will play after arrest - KMOV.com

Zook says McGee will play after arrest

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook says backup quarterback Eddie McGee will suit up for Saturday's game against Indiana, even after McGee's arrest.

Zook says he's heard the details of McGee's arrest and he's comfortable that the sophomore did nothing bad enough to require serious punishment.

McGee was arrested at a homecoming dance early Sunday on suspicion of shoving a 19-year-old woman to the floor. Police say McGee was poked in the eye and allegedly reacted by pushing the woman. After she pushed back, authorities say McGee knocked her down.

McGee doesn't have any criminal record.

Champaign County prosecutors say he'll be offered adult diversion at a court hearing later in the day. Diversion is a sort of probation that will allow him to avoid charges.

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