Maryland women’s basketball assistant arrested

Bryce McKey, an assistant coach for the University of Maryland women’s basketball team, has been charged with sexual abuse. The case stems from an incident that occurred while he was an assistant at Xavier.

Roman Stubbs of the Washington Post reported the unfortunate news and also stated that McKey has been placed on indefinite suspension.

Maryland women’s basketball assistant Bryce McKey has been charged with sexual abuse against a former player he coached while at Xavier.

— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) August 14, 2015

McKey's arraignment will be Friday morning in Kenton County (Ky.) District Court. He has been indefinitely suspended by the university.

— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) August 14, 2015

Jason Williams and Cameron Knight of Cincinnati.com reported that McKey is accused of inappropriately touching one of his former players. The incident occurred at his home in Covington and he allegedly served the player, 20, alcohol and touched her buttocks twice without permission.

The report also alleges that McKey contacted the woman through a mutual friend and offered money in exchange for her not pressing charges.

Either way, no matter how you look at it, McKey has gotten himself into some hot water and faces up to three months in jail plus a fine if he is indeed convicted. Prior to joining Maryland this summer, he had spent four years at Xavier.

Sexual abuse of any nature is a serious crime and should not be tolerated on any level, so it’s very likely that McKey’s career in basketball could be over even if he is ultimately found innocent.

This is a hard mark to wash away.

Campus Sports will update this story as any and all new information becomes public.

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