Illinois RB Jason Ford arrested Sunday

Illinois running back Jason Ford was arrested early Sunday in Champaign for an earlier charge of driving on a suspended license.

Ford had an outstanding warrant from McLean County, Ill., for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested at 2:12 a.m. Sunday in a university parking lot after police had been called to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint.

"We are aware of the situation and are allowing Jason to work through this issue," Illini coach Ron Zook said in a prepared statement. "Any disciplinary action will be handled internally."

Ford entered spring practice as the frontrunner to win the starting job after Mikel Leshoure left for the NFL. But a bruised knee limited Ford during the spring session, which wrapped up Saturday, and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino says he needs to see more from the senior this summer.

Ford has rushed for 1,362 yards and 19 touchdowns on 277 career attempts.