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Florida State Wide Receiver Greg Dent Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Update: June 10, 3:57 p.m. ET

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Greg Dent has been released on $15,000 bond after spending Sunday night in Leon County Jail. According to the report, Judge Robert Wheeler has also requested that Dent have no contact with the alleged victim.

The second-degree felony that Dent faces is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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Update: June 10, 1:17 p.m. ET

According to WarChant, Dent has been suspended by Florida State indefinitely.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone with such major legal issues pending.

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Florida State wide receiver Greg Dent has woken folks up with some disturbing news.

Per the Orlando Sentinel, Dent has been arrested and charged with sexual assault on a person over the age of 12 years old. The alleged assault occurred in Dent's apartment last weekend.

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According to the police affidavit, Dent and the alleged victim were "very good friends" and have known each other since their freshman year in high school. It was common for them to be in the same house, per the police report. You can read the report here, but be advised that it is graphic and does include alarming details.

WarChant.com is reporting that Dent's bond has since been set at $15,000. He will also be on pre-trial supervision and is allowed no contact whatsoever with the alleged victim. According to the report, the state attorney's office "requested a $20,000 bond and the use of a tracking device."

This is a serious matter for Dent, as he is facing a second-degree felony.

He is in violation of Florida Statute 794.011-5, which reads:

A person who commits sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older, without that person's consent, and in the process thereof does not use physical force and violence likely to cause serious personal injury commits a felony of the second degree.

While football should be the last thing on Dent's mind at the moment, he won't be allowed to participate in athletics with felony charges pending, per Florida State policy. 

Dent is a three-year player who had his best season last year, hauling in 27 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns. He has caught 40 passes for 603 yards and four touchdowns in his career.

 

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