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Greg Dent suspended indefinitely after sexual assault arrest

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Word broke Sunday night that Florida State wide receiver Greg Dent had been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female friend in his apartment. Because Dent is currently facing a second-degree felony charge, which in this case is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, university policy mandates that he be suspended indefinitely until the matter is resolved.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed as much Monday evening in a rather, uh, “detailed” statement.

“We are aware of the situation with Greg Dent,” Fisher said. “He’s suspended indefinitely from all team activities as we let the legal process run its course.”

Why it took FSU nearly 24 hours after Dent was arrested to issue that statement isn’t clear, but the redshirt senior wasn’t released from jail until Monday afternoon after he posted bond.

The probable cause affidavit states that Dent attempted to have sex with his friend in the early hours of Sunday morning despite being told “no” twice. The woman was sleeping in Dent’s bed after the two returned from a night club that evening, and the report states it was not uncommon for her to stay the night at Dent’s place as the two had known each other since high school.

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18 Responses to “Greg Dent suspended indefinitely after sexual assault arrest”
  1. polegojim says: Jun 10, 2013 10:01 PM

    I call ‘STUPID’ on both of them…

    Not excusing a ‘NO’… no means NO…. but

    Seriously??? Platonic is one thing… but human nature is completely another. Does he not have a couch… a floor and an extra blanket… something other than sharing a bed???

    At some point, they both got Stupid.

  2. monsterright says: Jun 10, 2013 11:08 PM

    He’s suspended until the female friend drops the charges.

  3. lowtalker says: Jun 11, 2013 12:17 AM

    hey polejim . . . where does it say they were SHARING a bed? It doesn’t!!! Since she didn’t want to F him, my guess is he gets the couch and then decides to help himself.

  4. chachooga says: Jun 11, 2013 5:53 AM

    Low talk,

    The report is public, it does say that. It is creepy to read, and messed up and criminal for sure. But it does say she was sharing the bed, with theirs heads in opposite directions….really it is a strangely detailed police report. But I guess these type of reports need to be.

  5. dawglb says: Jun 11, 2013 7:35 AM

    FSU not making a statement for nearly 24 hours is questionable???? Perhaps they needed to gather some facts before making a statement. Perhaps they wanted to assemble their PR people, President, AD, and Coach to discuss it. It’s not an issue (24 hrs).

  6. Ben Kercheval says: Jun 11, 2013 8:49 AM

    Yep, really glad they “gathered the facts” to issue a statement that said they were aware of the situation and what their standard policy is.

  7. thegamecocker says: Jun 11, 2013 9:17 AM

    Article states:

    “Why it took FSU nearly 24 hours after Dent was arrested to issue that statement isn’t clear…”
    —————————————————————

    Why? Because Jimbo had to call one of his assistants for the depth chart before deciding what to say and how to proceed.

  8. classyjacklambert says: Jun 11, 2013 9:40 AM

    This is a weird situation.

  9. 35longmiles says: Jun 11, 2013 10:35 AM

    Ben,

    – County jail is not “prison.”

    -Thank you for not listing his stats at the end.

  10. polegojim says: Jun 11, 2013 12:15 PM

    @lowtalker… did you READ the report?

    What part of ‘her head was at the top of the bed’…. and ‘his head was at the bottom of the bed’… is unclear to you?

    Again… I don’t care how long you’ve known each other… it’s just stupid and inviting problems…. and after clubing and drinking??? CMon man.

  11. thegamecocker says: Jun 11, 2013 12:54 PM

    @Polegojim

    It was stupid on her part too. But in this day and age, males have to be ultra careful because sometimes the testosterone has way of overcoming common sense/right from wrong. Still his fault. He’s bigger, stronger, and the attacker…..not her!

  12. fotydaze says: Jun 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    Those of you saying she was to blame also, I’m sure your position would change if that were your daughter or niece it happened to. I don’t care if she was sleep in his bed naked NO MEANS NO PERIOD!

  13. classyjacklambert says: Jun 11, 2013 2:24 PM

    Damn. Just read the affadavit. That my friends is rape. Doesn’t matter if she led him on, still rape or attempted rape at the least. Why the hell did she think biting his lip would get the message for him to leave her alone though?

  14. thegamecocker says: Jun 11, 2013 2:35 PM

    @fotydaze

    If that was my daughter I would terribly upset for sure. BUT, I would also be disappointed in her judgement about sleeping in the same bed with this guy. If you walk by a snake and it doesn’t strike, do you keep walking by the snake? Absolutely NOT! Net/net, I’m with you in “NO MEANS NO”!

  15. polegojim says: Jun 11, 2013 6:16 PM

    Yes, GC… I agree and you’re right… not justifying his actions… but wow… talk about BAD BAD BAD judgement.

    No Foty… no… it wouldn’t change my mind… but thanks for thinking FOR me… you can STOP that mess right now. If it was my daughter… I’d take him to the wood shed first and hardest… but I’d follow it up with some serious words for her, for knowingly even being in that situation to start with. I’d feel very bad that she was treated that way… but… she has accountability.., and after clubing and drinking??? Got to be SMARTER than that.

    Classy… I agree his actions were VERY WRONG… But how about… ‘L-E-A-V-I-N-G’… leaving is even BETTER than biting his lip, right? Walk OUT the door. Better yet, don’t even sleep WITH the man to start with…

  16. classyjacklambert says: Jun 11, 2013 10:49 PM

    I agree Polegojim, if I kiss a girl and she bites my lip, I’m thinking kinky foreplay, not this is going no where. If she walks out, I’m thinking I’m an a-hole who read the wrong signals. But the parts about him forcing her legs apart are clearly disturbing.

  17. fotydaze says: Jun 11, 2013 11:52 PM

    Thanks for getting me straight on the situation. Let me see, you compare a woman being raped to the impulses of a snake and yes you would take the guy to the wood shed for attempting to rape your daughter but you would make sure she new she was partly to blame .Ok I’m clear now.I mean hey, she just went through the most horrific trauma of her life but get over it because your long time friend was totally right to expect sex from you. Message received!

  18. thegamecocker says: Jun 12, 2013 7:09 AM

    @Fotydaze
    I realize this is an emotional and traumatic event for the victim and apparently for you. I get it. My last comment on my post was this: “NO MEANS NO!” I’m AGREEING WITH YOU. But I wouldn’t be a good parent if I didn’t bring the precarious position she put herself in by sleeping in the same bed with the person. Hell, the floor would have even been better if the person was drunk. She was not drunk enough to vehemently say “NO” to the “FRIEND”. With friends like that who needs enemies……

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