Charges Against South Carolina Basketball Player Dropped

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A judge said a simple assault charge
against South Carolina sophomore guard Devan Downey has been
dropped. Magistrate Clevette Hudnell said she dismissed the charge
Wednesday during a court hearing after the accuser asked that the
charge be dropped.

A University of South Carolina student sought a simple assault
warrant against Downey last month after an argument on campus. In a statement issued by his defense attorney, Downey apologized for bringing negative attention to the university and the other student. Downey said he learned lessons from the experience. Downey started every game for the Gamecocks last season, averaging a team-high 18.4 points a game.

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