PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers defensive tackle Justin Francis was suspended Friday after being arrested a day earlier.
Francis, of Miramar, Fla., was arrested Thursday, said coach Greg Schiano, who refused to give any details about the arrest or whether the sophomore had been released.
"Unfortunately, Justin got arrested yesterday," Schiano said at the end of his spring press conference. "It hasn't been released, but I know it and I want to let (reporters) know it. I don't have a ton of information, but I'm going to let the legal system, as I usually do, run its course and comment on it then."
Francis played in seven games and made seven tackles as a freshman last season. He was expected to compete for the starting job.