Tennessee tailback David Oku (27) runs the ball during an NCAA football game as he's chased by Tennessee-Martin's Nate Rottero (41) and Thad Williams (4) at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Tennessee running back David Oku has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after allegedly arguing with the woman he lived with over a utility bill.
According to jail and court records, the 20-year-old was arrested Monday evening and held in jail for 12 hours. He was released Tuesday on $1,000 bond.
Court records say Elizabeth Ann Burnes asked Oku to leave the residence after he refused to pay the bill. Oku allegedly grabbed Burnes and pushed her to the ground, leaving Burnes with a scraped knee.
Tennessee announced in January Oku planned to transfer to another school after the spring semester. The Midwest, Oklahoma, native played in 26 games over two seasons, rushing for 268 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries and returning 49 kickoffs for 1,175 yards.
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