Oakland University Reinstates 2 Players Suspended After Arrest
AUBURN HILLS (CBS Detroit/AP) – Oakland University says basketball players Duke Mondy and Dante Williams will rejoin the team after a two-game suspension that followed their arrest on a sexual assault complaint during a West Coast road trip.
The Auburn Hills-based school said Wednesday that it conducted an internal review of the incident and “confirmed that no crime was committed.”
Police in California arrested the players Oct. 14 based on a woman’s complaint, but prosecutors decided against bringing charges.
Mondy and Williams missed games against California and Gonzaga.
In a statement, coach Greg Kampe says he intends to make the incident “a learning experience for the two student-athletes involved and the rest of the team” and will hold workshops with them addressing the incident and “additional life skills.”
Talking to WWJ last week, Kampe said Mondy and Williams violated curfew and met a woman in a hotel room.
He apologized on behalf of the university, saying whatever happened, the pair didn’t uphold the high standards he expects of them — adding that the basketball team is supposed to be a “beacon of light for the university.”
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