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Former Friar Duke Mondy Arrested for Rape
- Updated: November 15, 2013
UPDATED: According to Oakland University head coach, Greg Kampe, charges against Duke Mondy have been dropped. In a CBS article by Gary Parrish, the following quotes from the Oakland head coach were reported, “They will be appropriately suspended upon review of the situation,” said Kampe, who added that Mondy and Williams met the alleged victim at Wednesday’s Clippers game at Staples Center. “This was more than going past curfew, more than breaking of team policy. It’s more than that. I take it very seriously, am apologetic to our fans, apologetic to college basketball that something like this would happen.”
It was announced earlier today, in a story by TMZ, that former Providence College basketball player, Duke Mondy was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Los Angeles, California.
This is not the first time that Mondy has a run in with the law either. The former Keno Davis recruit was also present during an assault of PC student Yerkin Abdrakhmanov by Johnnie Lacy and James Still in 2010. Mondy was not involved in the assault but was there for the beating that left Abdrakhmanov with a broken nose, eye socket and other serious injuries. Lacy was sentenced to three years behind bars in 2012, and Still followed suit in January 2013.
Mondy last played for Providence during the 2010-11 season, averaging 7.7 points and 2.1 steals. After the hiring of Ed Cooley in the Spring of 2010, Mondy and the program parted ways and the 6’3 guard landed at Oakland University in California. Last season, Mondy lead the NCAA in steals and posted 10.5 points per game.
The dark cloud from the Keno Davis era, that had been hovering over the program, seemed to go away with the sentencing of Lacy and Still but today’s news on Mondy reaffirmed the lack of due diligence that the Davis era placed on player character.
The good news for Friar fans is that Ed Cooley has changed the culture on PC’s campus. Despite the suspensions of Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock, prior to the start of the season, Cooley is placing a much heavier emphasis on off-the-court behavior for his players. Check out this article by Brendan McGair that was published in the Pawtucket Times earlier this week, which specifically addresses the change in order that Cooley has instilled: http://pawtuckettimes.com/content/mcgair-lives-under-scrutiny-young-college-athletes-need-steady-leadership
As for the story on Duke Mondy, here is the report from TMZ:
Two Oakland University basketball players — including one NBA prospect — were arrested Thursday morning after allegedly raping a woman in L.A., TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us, 23-year-old starting guard Duke Mondy and 20-year-old Dante Williams were arrested inside a Culver City hotel following an SVU investigation, and subsequently booked for rape. They are each currently being held on $100,000 bail.
We’re told the alleged victim — a female in her early 20s — called 911 around 5AM Thursday morning to report she had just been raped inside the hotel. Details surrounding the incident are unclear.
Mondy — who led D1 in steals last year — and Williams were in town to play UCLA Tuesday night (Oakland U. lost 91-60).
The arrests are sure to throw a monkey wrench into Oakland U’s performance in the Maui Invitational, which begins tonight. The team is scheduled to play Cal at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA — and Mondy and Williams have yet to bail out.
Calls to Oakland U. for comment were not returned.