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Updated: FSU WR arrested on allegation of sexual assault

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Florida State’s had a quiet offseason as far as off-the-field concerns go. That’s changed with the arrest of wide receiver Greg Dent Sunday evening.

Per the Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s website, Dent was arrested for sexual assault of a person over the age of 12. He was held without bail overnight and Warchant.com reports that a hearing is scheduled for this morning.

The Rivals.com site adds that Dent is specifically (and, still at the present moment, allegedly) in violation of Florida Statute 794.011-5, which reads as follows: “A person who commits sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older, without that person’s consent, and in the process thereof does not use physical force and violence likely to cause serious personal injury commits a felony of the second degree.”

Florida State has yet to comment on the situation, and since the charge is currently listed as a second-degree felony, university policy states Dent is prohibited from participating in team activities for the time being.

As a redshirt junior in 2012, Dent caught 27 passes for 355 yards and a pair of scores.

Updated 10:00 a.m. ET: The police affidavit of the incident alleging sexual assault against Dent has been released and it involves a longtime friend of Dent’s. You can read it HERE, but be advised that it’s graphic. Proceed with caution.

It states that Dent and his friend went out to a night club with a group and that the friend stayed over at Dent’s place afterward, a common occurrence. However, the alleged victim says Dent tried to kiss her after she fell asleep. He then became “increasingly forceful” and attempted to have sex with her despite her refusal.

Dent’s bond has been set at $15,000 and he is to have no contact with the alleged victim as part of his pretrial release. The senior wide receiver provided a statement to police about the incident, but it was redacted. However, the statement is part of the grounds for his arrest.

It’s a very serious offense,” Tim Jansen, the attorney representing Dent, said Monday. “It’s an offense that could send him to prison if he’s convicted. It’s certainly an offense that’s going to get him suspended.

“All we have is a statement that’s attributed to him. A lot of times, the officers will give their interpretation of what he said in the report and sometimes their statements will be different.”

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17 Responses to “Updated: FSU WR arrested on allegation of sexual assault”
  1. bertenheim says: Jun 10, 2013 9:46 AM

    He’ll miss Wofford.

  2. polegojim says: Jun 10, 2013 9:48 AM

    I’m convinced that some of these kids should be kept under constant surveillance after the last game of each season… right up to the kick off of the next.

    In all seriousness tho… why not hold a MANDATORY ‘LIFE SKILLS’ course for players. Begin in February and run through June. Hold it twice a month… including interval closed book testing.

    Guest speakers and/or presenters can include former victims, perps, as well as psychologists, law enforcement, attorney’s, judges

    Somebody’s got to get their attention.

  3. thegamecocker says: Jun 10, 2013 10:38 AM

    @polegojim

    They offer this course at Notre Dame…..Prince Shembo flunked the course though…..Greg Dent just would not take “NO” for an answer I guess. At least she is still alive and hopefully seeing a therapist. Unfortunately, Lizzie Seeberg, the St. Mary’s/ND student committed suicide. Troubling isn’t it…..

  4. overratedgators says: Jun 10, 2013 10:52 AM

    You don’t need “life skills training” to know not to sexually assault people. You need “stop being a fucking douche” training.

  5. noaxetogrind says: Jun 10, 2013 10:55 AM

    Polego, you would be hard pressed to find a football program in this country that doesn’t have a life skills course already implemented. In addition, the vast majority of the coaches in this country have significant investment in “character building” or “integrity” programs during the off season. You cannot meet with your team in an organized fashion for football but you can have sporadic meetings for administrative, academic or logistical reasons. There aren’t a whole lot of these types of offenses happening because someone didn’t know better. You are always going to have people in every organization, adult or adolescent, who think they can beat the system and only care about themselves.

  6. classyjacklambert says: Jun 10, 2013 11:07 AM

    “and attempted to have sex with her despite her refusal.”

    Sounds like he kept trying to talk her into sleeping with him and she said “no”. If this is a crime, every guy that went to college is gonna be in trouble.

  7. necr0philia says: Jun 10, 2013 11:28 AM

    FSU= Forcing Sex University!! My regards to the Victim and Family!!

  8. tlmoon2112 says: Jun 10, 2013 12:24 PM

    LOL @ Necrophilia

  9. donovandancy says: Jun 10, 2013 12:48 PM

    “It states that Dent and his friend went out to a night club with a group and that the friend stayed over at Dent’s place afterward, a common occurrence. ”

    And that she slept in the same bed with him, had done so a couple times before, and the defense by dent has not been released.

  10. donovandancy says: Jun 10, 2013 12:48 PM

    The best way to say “no” is not to sleep with someone.

  11. thegamecocker says: Jun 10, 2013 1:16 PM

    Sounds like a Mike Tyson deal to me….no is no in today’s world even if she’s walking around his apartment in Victoria Secret attire…..

  12. thefiesty1 says: Jun 10, 2013 2:14 PM

    He basically just screwed himself. Was it worth it?

  13. polegojim says: Jun 10, 2013 3:05 PM

    Ok folks- Life Skills…

    Implemented… or mandatory?
    Offered… or required?
    Leadership is not the same thing by the way.
    What is covered under ‘integrity’?

    BIG difference between those statements.

    “Always going to have some…” Ok, agreed… but maybe that’s where a compromise can be made with NCAA… stop acting like a VICTIM to the system and process… changes can be made.

    Off-season ORGANIZED meetings for THIS VERY important reason only… NOTHING to do with Xs and Os… but XX and XY… and respect for others and for life.

  14. pb420 says: Jun 10, 2013 4:27 PM

    @polegojim:

    Although I agree with you on the importance of life skills and respect of others you cannot hold a turd’s hand through life. If you don’t know the difference between right and wrong by 18 yrs of age then there’s something wrong and no offseason program I believe can correct that. That being said we should suspend judgment until we hear Greg Dent’s side of the story. This is coming from a Gator fan but also a fan of due process of the legal system.

  15. polegojim says: Jun 10, 2013 5:07 PM

    PB – I don’t want to hold their hand through life… we can absolutely hold their hands and necks through college. They can be educated and held accountable.

    You automatically assume that they’ve all been ‘taught’ life skills up to 18 ys old… that’s just not true. And it doesn’t automatically mean they have ‘bad parents’ either… but some do a MUCH better job of accountability than others.

    This isn’t just about Dent… not even remotely… it’s about the ‘Arrest Counter’ which seems to rarely goes more than 7 days…

    So far, everyone wants to tell me that ‘some types of program’ like this exist… or that they ‘should know better’…. but NO ONE has told me the downside.

    What could possibly be the downside… other than inconvenience?

  16. kinggator says: Jun 10, 2013 8:04 PM

    Friend zoned into a felony. Your doing it wrong son.

  17. jtacane says: Jun 14, 2013 8:00 PM

    I am a Cane but can we at least let the Nole defend himself. Then we can throw his ass under a bus. Twice,,,

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