RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Charges against rising junior Mo Alie-Cox of the VCU men's basketball team have been dropped, the university confirmed Thursday evening.
Cox had been accused of assault, and the case was set to go to trial June 15.
Statement from Ed McLaughlin, Director of Athletics/Associate Vice President
"We have been informed by the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney's Office they have determined that Mo had no involvement in the alleged assault and that the charges against him will be withdrawn. These actions confirm our knowledge and experience of Mo as an upstanding young man of the highest character who has represented our men's basketball program and our university with exemplary leadership academically, socially and athletically. We look forward to watching him continue to represent VCU for the next two years as a member of our program."
Statement from Will Wade, Head Men's Basketball Coach
"We are pleased that Mo can now put this allegation behind him. After speaking with Mo and gathering all of the facts on this situation, we believed and hoped that his name would be cleared. From the time we began recruiting Mo four years ago, he has always carried himself the right way with terrific grace and humility. We are proud to have Mo as a member of the VCU family and basketball team. We look forward to continuing to build on his outstanding career as a Ram these next two seasons."