Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Whitecaps Defender Williams Suspended by MLS after Assault Arrest

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Whitecaps Defender Williams Suspended by MLS after Assault Arrest

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Williams suspended by MLS after assault arrest

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NEW YORK - Sheanon Williams has been suspended indefinitely by Major League Soccer after the Vancouver Whitecaps defender was charged with assault in connection with an alleged domestic incident.

MLS said in a release that Williams was arrested Thursday morning and is suspended pending investigations by the league and the Vancouver Police Department.

The league said Williams will undergo an assessment by MLS' Substance Abuse and Behavioural Health Program. A further determination on Williams' status will be made after the completion of the assessment and the investigations.

"We are working closely with MLS and local authorities and fully support the league's swift action to suspend the player while further investigation takes place," the Whitecaps said in a statement. …

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