BERKELEY -- Cal defensive back Damariay Drew has been suspended indefinitely from the team by the athletic department after a felony arrest this week for allegedly punching a man and kicking his dog.
Drew, a 20-year-old sophomore from Livermore, was arrested by Berkeley police detectives on Thursday on charges of battery with serious bodily injury and inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a felony.
He was in custody at the Berkeley city jail Friday (on $100,000 bail), according to jail records.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Oakland court on Monday.
The alleged incident took place Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. in the 2700 block of Bancroft Way, where a victim reported his dog had been kicked and he had been punched several times, according to the Berkeley police report.
The suspect had left by the time police arrived on the scene, the report said. After further investigation, police arrested Drew on Thursday.
Cal said Drew, who started three games at safety last season, is suspended pending further information.
"We are aware of the incident involving Damariay Drew. We are tracking the case and fully cooperating with the Berkeley Police Department in its investigation," the athletic department said in a statement.
Cal coach Sonny Dykes had no comment.
Drew, a two-way star player at Livermore High, played in all 12 games for the Bears last season after sitting out his freshman season in 2012. He was expected to challenge for a significant role on the team next season.
Staff writers Daniel Jimenez and Katie Nelson contributed to this report. For more on Cal sports, see the Bear Talk blog at ibabuzz.com/beartalk. Follow Jeff Faraudo on Twitter at twitter.com/JeffFaraudo.