OAKLAND -- UC Berkeley football player Damaria Drew on Thursday waived his right to have a preliminary hearing on felony charges that he assaulted another Cal student last month.

Drew, 20, is now headed to trial, though his attorney Darryl Stallworth has said he hopes to resolve the case without a trial.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office alleges that Drew fractured a male student's jaw and kick his 20-pound Jack Russell terrier mix during a fundraising event on May 4. Drew's own account is that he defended himself after he was bit by the dog, according to Stallworth.

The sophomore safety from Livermore has been suspended from the Cal team while the case is pending.

Drew is free on $100,000 bail and returns to court June 12.

Contact Malaika Fraley at 925-234-1684. Follow her at Twitter.com/malaikafraley.



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