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WVU LB charged with sexual assault, dismissed

d'Vante Henry

Unfortunately, the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker has been reset with what appears to be a very serious incident involving a member of the West Virginia football program.

According to the Charleston Daily Mail, Mountaineers linebacker d’Vante Henry was arrested Wednesday night and charged with second-degree sexual assault.  As of this posting, Henry remains in the the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

There were no details as to what led to the arrest and charges available.

While WVU has not yet commented on Henry’s arrest, the player’s name is no longer listed on the team’s online roster.

Henry was a highly-touted JUCO signee earlier this year and was expected to make an impact immediately on the Mountaineers’ defense.  Instead, personal issues sidelined Henry for summer camp, leading to him taking a redshirt for his first season in Morgantown.

(Photo credit: West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority)

UPDATED 8:12 a.m. ET: Head coach Dana Holgorsen announced in a statement a short time ago that Henry has been dismissed from the football program.  Holgorsen also acknowledged that Henry had been serving an indefinite suspension at the time of his arrest, which led to a quick trigger on the dismissal.

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8 Responses to “WVU LB charged with sexual assault, dismissed”
  1. mcqphx says: Sep 12, 2013 8:01 AM

    Mugshot posted-check
    Name removed from team website-check
    Innocent until proven guilty? Not these days.

  2. mudhead123 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:17 AM

    That’s in the courts, not public eye

  3. indywvu says: Sep 12, 2013 8:21 AM

    As an alumnus of WVU and not a “fan,” I don’t need “innocent until proven guilty.” Playing for the team means that you represent MY university.

    Don’t put yourself into those situations where you can even be accused. He was ALREADY suspended.

    It’s not that damn hard to follow rules and the law.

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    As Hawk Harrelson says, “HE GONE!”

  4. barbeaux says: Sep 12, 2013 9:43 AM

    I don’t know why LSU couldn’t do this with Hill.

  5. thegamecocker says: Sep 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    @indywvu

    Well said! Agree 100%. Get this THUG out of WVU. He is an a EMBARRASSMENT to the University! The same should be done with PRINCE SHEMBO at Notre Dame! He’s the punk that caused the suicide of Lizzy Seeburg, a student at ND…..

  6. rmfields says: Sep 12, 2013 11:00 AM

    I hate rapists. And that Notre Dame sexual assault case still makes my blood boil when I think about it.

  7. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Sep 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    ND has multiple cases of alleged rape going back in their history. But hey, they’re ND (a cash cow) so they do what they want.

  8. paulhargis53 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    verysmallcocker: How come you have nothing to say on the South Carolina stories when they lose?

    But an African American student gets in trouble and you’re all over it…

    Were you beat up by black kids when you were young? Did a black guy pork your “wife”?
    Nah, this sounds like a prime case of paw paw and daddy handing down ignorant shit.
    Lets hope you didn’t procreate, oh wait, you’d have to sleep with a woman for that.

    Loser.

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