DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – The news exploded across Twitter when Oakland University basketball players were arrested and detained for questioning in Culver City, Calif., on a rape allegation.
According to court records, Murray “Duke” Mondy, 22, and Dante Williams, 20, were each arrested and held on $100,000 bond in the Culver City Jail on felony charges.
And then the charges were dropped, according to Oakland coach Greg Kampe, a 30-year veteran.
Kampe told WWJ he’s not sure exactly what happened, saying he hasn’t talked to either of the young men yet.
“They are on their way here, when they get here we will, they will stay in a hotel tonight, I will have a chance to talk to them,” he said, adding they’ll be sent home with an administrator. “I do not know anything from their side of it.”
He added they definitely violated curfew, and met a woman in a hotel room.
“From my standpoint, this is unacceptable, this is against everything that we’re about,” he said, adding, “They were never charged, there was a false report that they were charged, they were never charged, they were released, there will be no criminal charges. There were some accusations, but there were no criminal charges. But I have suspended them and once I find out all the information I will make a decision about what we’re going to do with them.”
Kampe added the basketball team is supposed to be a “beacon of light for the university.”
He apologized on behalf of the university, saying whatever happened, the suspended members of the team didn’t uphold the high standards he expects of them.
According to the team website, Williams, a Forward, is a Junior from Ann Arbor; and Mondy, a Guard, is a Senior from Grand Rapids.
Mondy last season led the NCAA with 100 steals, a new school record, and tied for third in Summit League history. He finished second in the league with 168 assists.