UTM hoopster Lane facing sexual assault rap

UTM hoopster Lane facing sexual assault rap
University of Tennessee at Martin basketball player Delrico Lane has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his arrest for an alleged sexual assault.
Lane, who played in just nine games last season due to a knee injury, was released from the Weakley County Jail on his own recognizance pending a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 8.
According to a police affidavit and a media report, Lane held a woman down while a co-defendant, Christian Carpenter, assaulted the woman, kissing her on the breasts and touching her genitals with a walking cane.
The affidavit said Lane was questioned by police and reportedly admitted to holding the woman down and biting her on the neck during the incident.
The incident allegedly occurred July 17 at a Martin apartment.
No decision will reportedly be made on Lane’s basketball future with the Skyhawks until there is a resolution to the case following the court proceedings.
“We are going to let the justice system take its course,” UTM head coach Jason James said this morning. “Then we will gather the facts and make a decision that is in the best interest of UT Martin and this basketball program.
“Until then, Delrico has been suspended indefinitely.”
The 6-1 point guard from Greensboro (Fla.), helped the Skyhawks to a NIT bid in 2008-09 when he was named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team.

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