Illinois QB McGee arrested at homecoming dance -

Illinois QB McGee arrested at homecoming dance

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois backup quarterback Eddie McGee is free following his weekend arrest on suspicion of knocking a woman to the floor during a dance.

A prosecutor, however, said Tuesday that McGee may avoid criminal charges in the case.

Champaign police say they arrested McGee, who is 20, late Saturday night at a homecoming dance.

They say McGee was somehow poked in the eye during a dance-floor fight and he allegedly reacted by pushing a 19-year-old woman. After she pushed back, authorities say McGee knocked her to the floor.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz says McGee has no criminal record and will be offered a chance at adult diversion -- a sort of probation -- in place of charges.

University spokesman Kent Brown says neither football coach Ron Zook nor McGee were available for comment.

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