Former Maryland men’s basketball player Damonte Dodd charged with rape, sexual assault

Former Maryland men’s basketball center Damonte Dodd has been indicted on rape and sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident with an intoxicated woman in November 2017, the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.

According to a press release from Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Dodd met the alleged victim on Halloween night at Terrapin’s Turf Bar. After leaving the bar with her, they went to a friend’s College Park apartment.

In the early mornings of Nov. 1, Dodd allegedly had sex with the woman against her will and an occupant in the apartment confronted him after waking up, according the release. The alleged victim reported the incident to police five days later; Dodd admitted that they had sex, but said it was consensual.

According to the press release, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into custody on Thursday after returning to the United States from overseas travel.

Dodd is currently being held in Atlanta and his next hearing is scheduled for July 12th at the Prince George’s County courthouse.

A four-year player at Maryland, Dodd appeared in 119 games and started in 69, averaging 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. He ended his Maryland career No. 8 on the university’s all-time blocks list (142).

After going undrafted in 2017, he has bounced around in the NBA G-League, suiting up for the Maine Red Claws and Northern Arizona Suns.

Maryland men’s basketball issued subpoena in federal investigation

The Maryland men’s basketball team announced Friday that it received two subpoenas in regards to the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball, according to Yahoo Sports.

The subpoenas requested information pertaining to an unnamed player and Maryland assistant coach Orlando Ranson, as well as former Maryland target Silvio de Sousa, who is enrolled at Kansas.

The university released a statement, saying, “The University complied with the subpoenas by providing responsive records. None of the responsive records shows evidence of any violations of applicable laws or NCAA bylaws by University coaches, staff or players. The University has cooperated and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing federal investigation.”

In February, former Maryland center Diamond Stone was identified with current and former collegiate players in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.

The report claimed that Stone received $14,303 from NBA agent Andy Miller’s agency, ACM Sports, during Stone’s freshman year in the 2015-16 season. Stone’s name was found on an ASM balance sheet with the subheading, “Loans to Players,” the report said.

Zach Selby also contributed to this story.