Miami's Wilson Charged With Battery

Friday, July 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

MIAMI (AP) — University of Miami defensive tackle Adrian Terrance Wilson has been charged with aggravated battery after police said he pushed his date down a flight of stairs.

Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound senior from Jacksonville, Ark., was arrested last weekend on charges of pushing Martha Romero down the stairs.

According to court records, Wilson posted $7,500 bond and will be arraigned on July 31.

Romero, a foot shorter and about 200 pounds lighter than Wilson, told police the push occurred in Wilson's home early Sunday morning after a night of drinking and cocaine use at a South Beach nightclub.

Wilson declined to comment. His attorney, David Rothman, did not return calls Wednesday.

Wilson has been suspended from the team until the investigation is concluded, Hurricanes coach Butch Davis said.

According to the arrest report, Romero, 22, said Wilson called her Saturday night to ask her out. They went to the club with other friends.

Several hours later, the two returned to Wilson's Coral Gables home and went to his upstairs bedroom and undressed, the report said.

``Ms. Romero ... told (Wilson) that she had no feelings for him and she's only doing this to please him,'' Officer Ryan Smith wrote, adding that Wilson became upset and told her to get out.

``As she turned around to go downstairs, the defendant grabbed and pushed her down the stairs, causing lacerations to the left temple and cheek,'' the report said.

Romero was taken to Coral Gables Hospital, where she received stitches.