Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks arrested Sunday

Shannon Brooks was jailed on suspicion of domestic assault.

Running back Shannon Brooks runs through the open field on Thursday, Aug. 31 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers beat Buffalo 17 to 7.

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Running back Shannon Brooks runs through the open field on Thursday, Aug. 31 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers beat Buffalo 17 to 7.

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A prominent University of Minnesota running back was jailed in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Shannon Brooks was arrested on suspicions of domestic assault early Sunday, according to Hennepin County jail records. Brooks was in custody until he was released Monday just after 12 p.m. He has not been charged at the time of his release, but according to the Hennepin County records, the charges are pending.

According to the police incident report released Sunday night, Brooks was arrested at his apartment near Athletes Village. The victim, Brooks’ roommate, told the police Brooks assaulted him, the report said. 

Brooks was being held on a charge of domestic assault.

The running back suffered a season-ending injury before spring practices began, but due to a new redshirt rule, could return for Minnesota’s final four games while still having eligibility next season.

Brooks has 1,728 yards and 17 touchdowns in his three seasons with Minnesota. The Austell, Georgia native has battled injuries in each season since his freshman season. He last played on Oct. 28, 2017 against Iowa.

The University of Minnesota Athletics Department could not be reached for comment as of Sunday morning. 

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.