Former NBA player Mateen Cleaves—who helped Michigan State win the NCAA National Championship back in 2000—has been charged with sexual assault in Michigan following an incident that took place last September.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, Cleaves, 39, met a 24-year-old woman at a charity golf tournament in Grand Blanc, Mich. on September 15, 2015. After offering her a ride home from a bar that night, he allegedly took the woman to a hotel, held her against her will, and sexually assaulted her. The woman told police she was able to escape the room and get help from another guest at the hotel. And as a result of what allegedly happened, Cleaves has now been charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual conduct, and more.
Cleaves has not issued any statement regarding the charges. He is expected to turn himself in to police soon. Stay tuned for further details.
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[via Fox 2 Detroit]