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Tigers Maul Male Cheerleader

Two Mizzou women's basketballers busted for assault

University of Missouri

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Tigers Maul Cheerleader

DECEMBER 14--Meet Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson.

The University of Missouri basketball players were arrested Friday for allegedly beating up a male cheerleader who complained that they were making too much noise during an early-morning house party. According to a Columbia Police Department report, Hanneman (left, top) and Johnson were picked up after "victim reported being shoved and punched by the suspects."

The victim, a 21-year-old senior on the university's cheerleading squad, suffered a broken nose and an eye injury during the 2 AM attack. Hanneman, 22, and Johnson, 21, both senior forwards on the basketball team, left the scene following the altercation, but were later arrested.

The athletes were booked into the Boone County Sheriff's Office lockup, where they posed for mug shots (before being released on $500 bond). Hanneman and Johnson, their team's leading scorers, have both been indefinitely suspended from the 7-2 squad. (3 pages)