Florida State wide receiver Greg Dent has been charged with sexual assault after a female friend accused him of trying to forcefully have sex with her.
Dent, 23, was arraigned Monday and released on $15,000 bond. His attorney did not return a phone call Monday.
A rising senior from Belle Glade, Fla., Dent caught 27 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns in 2012. Florida State said Dent will not be allowed to play while a felony charge is pending.
According to a Tallahassee Police Department report, Dent and the friend had dinner and went out to a club Saturday night before returning to Dent’s apartment early Sunday.
The woman told police she decided to sleep at his apartment, which she had done often in the past without problems. After falling asleep, she said Dent began to kiss her and she told him to stop. Dent tried again, and she bit him on the lip.
She told police that a few minutes later, Dent returned to bed and tried again to engage her. She told him no, but Dent allegedly tried to forcefully have sex with her.
She told investigators she grabbed Dent’s dreadlocks with one hand and punched him. She says they fought and, after a struggle, she was able to grab her clothes and purse and leave.
ALABAMA: Coach Nick Saban’s appearance at a benefit event tonight in Tennessee shows the Crimson Tide-Volunteers rivalry is alive and well, even if it’s been one-sided lately.
Saban’s speech at the seventh annual Athens Area Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner is expected to attract a sellout crowd of 1,500, the largest in the event’s history. Chamber president Rob Preston calls it a boon for the economy.
Preston said his office had received more than 100 complaints about the Saban appearance in the past several months. Security has been beefed up for the event as a precaution, he said.
“We’ve gotten e-mails,” Preston said. “We’ve gotten phone calls. Most of the phone calls happen at 2 o’clock in the morning or when we’re not here. They leave it on the machine.”
“We certainly did not do this to get people upset,” he said. “Some people say this is a combined effort to help Alabama’s recruiting. I know to you that sounds ridiculous – and it is very ridiculous – but (some) people think that’s what this is about.”