Former  Blue Devils star and ex-NBA veteran Corey Maggette has reportedly been accused of rape by a girl on the middle of Duke’s investigation into an alleged 1999 sexual assault.

According to a report by the New York Times, the lawyer for Meredith Watson stated in an announcement final week that Watson had been raped by a former Duke basketball participant, however she didn’t determine the participant. On Monday, a childhood pal of Meredith Watson’s, and Facebook messages Watson exchanged with one other pal, recognized the participant in query as Maggette.

Maggette, who performed within the NBA for 14 seasons after leaving Duke, denied the allegations in an announcement to The Times.

“It has solely been via media accounts and an announcement from Meredith Watson’s lawyer that I first discovered or heard of something about these sexual assault allegations,” he stated. “I’ve by no means sexually assaulted anybody in my life and I fully and categorically deny any such cost.”

Maggette, 39, at the moment works as a Fox Sports West coloration commentator for Los Angeles Clippers broadcasts, however he was pulled from Monday night time’s Clippers-Timberwolves recreation after the report surfaced.

In addition to the Maggette rape allegations, Watson additionally claims that Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her on Duke’s campus in Durham, North Carolina, once they had been each college students in 2000.