Oakland reinstates Mondy, Williams following university investigation
The two Grizzlies players sat out the previous two games after both landed in jail for rape charges -- that were dropped a day later. The school says no crime was committed.
Oakland announced Wednesday that senior guard Duke Mondy and junior forward Dante Williams have been reinstated, effective immediately.
Both players sat the previous two games for the Grizzlies following an incident that landed them in jail in Culver City, Calif., last week. Rape charges against the two men were dropped on Friday following an investigation from the local District Attorney's office.
Following an internal review by the university, Oakland coach Greg Kampe said both players have earned their way back onto the team and will be available to play in OU's game Saturday against Louisiana Lafayette. Oakland is 0-4 to start its season.
"The university conducted an internal review of the incident that occurred on the recent west coast trip, and it was confirmed that no crime was committed," per a school release.
"I am at issue with the moral connotations of what occurred, but I work at a public institution where diverse beliefs and ideals are accepted," Kampe said in a statement. "It is the consequences of their actions while representing this university that must be addressed. It is my belief that the word coach and teacher are synonymous, and I intend on making this a learning experience for the two student-athletes involved and the rest of the team. The entire team will be going through a series of behind-the-scenes workshops and training sessions to address not only this incident, but also additional life skills. The mission of this basketball program is and always has been to educate student-athletes, and that education process needs to be in addition to academics."
Both players were at Oakland practice on Wednesday.
Mondy, who led the nation in steals last season, is averaging 10.5 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals.
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