Temple LB Praise Martin-Oguike Charged With Rape

With any charge as horrific as rape it is extremely important to tread lightly before heaping a claim of guilt or innocence on the accused.

That being said it is sports news and must be reported.

According to Philly.com, eighteen-year-old freshman linebacker Praise Martin-Oguike is facing rape and other charges stemming from a May 26, encounter with an alleged 21-year-old victim.

Temple head coach Steve Addazio stated Tuesday that the 6 foot 1 linebacker has been suspended from the team pending the outcome of the charges.

Temple University has also suspended Martin-Oguike from the school for the time being.

Defense attorney¬†James A. Funt said in a statement that his client “has been unjustly charged with a most heinous crime. He is a good young man from a good family who has never been in trouble before. He is a valued member of his church and community in New Jersey.”

The student told police that Martin-Oguike texted her several times after the alleged incident, apologizing but denying wrongdoing and asking: “Are you going to press charges?”

 

 

One Comments

  1. Reply Post By samcanman1

    Hmm well if she has those alleged text messages he just threw his future away for a night in the sheets

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