When it rains, it pours. According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, Baylor Bears offensive lineman Rami Hammad has been arrested and charged with third-degree felony stalking following an incident in July.
The report states Hammad waited for his ex-girlfriend outside of her class.
After being asked to leave, Hammad remained and eventually followed his ex-girlfriend out of the class, despite her being escorted by her professor. Hammad followed the pair all of the way to the professor’s office and knocked before the woman dialed 911.
The woman claimed she was not only worried for herself, but also reportedly mentioned Hammad’s mental health and his previous discussions about suicide.
The woman told investigators she believed she and Hammad ended their relationship in early May and that Hammad was a “manipulative individual and was very persuasive in his attempts to mend their relationship,” the arrest affidavit states.
She told an officer that she feared for Hammad’s mental health and the effects of her attempts to block contact with him, including ignoring phone calls, text messages and blocking his phone number. She told officers he had spoken about suicide, according to the affidavit.
Hammad was suspended from the team on Monday and will remain suspended until the case is resolved.
Here is what the Baylor Athletic Department had to say on the matter.
Statement from Baylor Athletic Dept, concerning Offensive Lineman Rami Hammad, who was arrested on Stalking Charge. pic.twitter.com/GkQZaFWw7e
— Nick Canizales (@NickCanizales) August 2, 2016
Entering the season, Hammad was projected to be the team’s starting right guard. He played in 13 games a season ago after transferring from Texas. Now, Hammad will need to see how his legal issues play out before he can resume his career.