McGee avoids charges after Sunday arrest

By The Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Backup Illinois quarterback Eddie McGee has agreed to enter an adult diversion program that will allow him to avoid criminal charges after his weekend arrest.

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says a panel of volunteers will set the conditions.

McGee was arrested at a homecoming dance early Sunday on suspicion of shoving a 19-year-old woman to the floor. Police say McGee was poked in the eye and allegedly reacted by pushing the woman.

Illinois coach Ron Zook says McGee will not be disciplined.