OU players reinstated

By Timothy Pontzer

UPDATE 11/20/2013

Head coach Greg Kampe announced Dante Williams and Duke Mondy have been reinstated according to ougrizzlies.com

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. 11/15/2013

The official report from the Los Angeles County district attorney has been released. See the report Here

 

UPDATE: Oakland University confirmed via the official Oakland University Twitter account that Duke Mondy and Dante Williams will not be charged.

“CA authorities will not proceed with formal criminal charges. They have been placed on interim suspension from team pending internal review,” the university said.

Mondy and Williams were arrested on allegations of rape at the Culver City team hotel following an investigation, originally reported by TMZ Sports. Both were being held on bail set at $100,000.

OU men’s basketball head coach Greg Kampe told CBSSports.com that the players are now being flown back to Michigan.

Mondy and Williams were released as of 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

“They will be appropriately suspended upon review of the situation,” Kampe said.

According to Kampe, Mondy and Williams met the alleged victim at Wednesday’s Los Angeles Clippers game at the Staples Center.

“This was more than going past curfew, more than breaking of team policy. It’s more than that,” Kampe said. “I take it very seriously, am apologetic to our fans, apologetic to college basketball that something like this would happen.”

A female in her early 20s alleged that she was raped inside the hotel.

Kampe said that the two players will not be with the Golden Grizzlies for their game against California on Friday night or against No. 15 Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Sunday night.

OU lost to UCLA on Tuesday, 91-60.

Mondy, a redshirt senior, was the 2013 Summit League Newcomer of the Year after leading the nation in steals per game last season.

Williams, a junior, started the final 12 games of last season.

The Oakland Post will continue to monitor this story.