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UAB's leading scorer not returning following domestic violence charge

Chad Frazier is finished playing for Jerod Haase at UAB. (USATSI)
Chad Frazier is finished playing for Jerod Haase at UAB. (USATSI)

Chad Frazier will not return to UAB this season after being charged in June with third-degree domestic violence for allegedly hitting a female "several times with his closed fist" in April, a source told CBSSports.com early Tuesday.

Frazier averaged 17.7 points and 4.2 assists last season.

UAB coach Jerod Haase said on June 5, right after Frazier was charged, that the school would "handle the outcome appropriately" and then declined further comment. CBSSports.com's attempt to reach Haase early Tuesday was not immediately successful.

Whether Frazier will find a new home at the Division I level is uncertain given the nature of the allegations against him combined with the spotlight the Ray Rice situation has recently placed on domestic violence. The 6-foot-4 guard has one year of eligibility remaining. He previously played at Gulf Coast Community College in Florida.

Frazier posted this message early Tuesday on Twitter:

UAB finished 18-13 overall, 7-9 in C-USA last season with Frazier.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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