Update: Feb. 12, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Men’s basketball head coach Jeff Boals released the following statement: “As a team, we must continue to strive to be at our best at all times and take responsibility for our actions, both on and off the court. The coaching staff and I work hard to bring that message home at every opportunity. I am committed to these young men and to helping them achieve their athletic and academic goals.”
Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron released the following statement: “We hold all of our student-athletes to the highest standards and expect them to uphold the University’s community standards at all times. The behavior of individual students does not represent or define our athletic program. It was very disappointing to learn that one of our student athletes was arrested. We take this very seriously and will follow and adhere to the policies and procedures that are in place for all Stony Brook students.”
Update: Feb. 9, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
University Police released the following statement: “The Stony Brook University Police Department arrested a residential student in connection with an investigation on February 8, 2017. The suspect, identified as Blair Mendy, was charged with Rape in the 3rd Degree, Sexual Misconduct and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The victim was not a student.”
Mendy is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in his dorm room on Dec. 20, 2016, according to Newsday. Mendy pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Pierce F. Cohalan set Mendy’s bail to $2,000 during his arraignment on Thursday. His next court date is scheduled for March 6.
Stony Brook men’s basketball sophomore guard Blair Mendy has been charged with rape, according to the Stony Brook University Police Department.
The San Jose, California native faces charges of third-degree rape and sexual misconduct. The charges stem from an investigation conducted on Feb. 8. The victim was not a student at Stony Brook University, according to News 12.
Mendy, a transfer from the City College of San Francisco, has played in two games for Stony Brook this season.
The Statesman was unable to reach University Police for comment and will update the story as more information is discovered.