Maryland women’s basketball assistant coach Bryce McKey has been charged with sexual abuse against a player he coached while serving as an assistant with the Xavier women’s basketball team.
McKey will be arraigned Friday morning in Kenton County (Ky.) District Court on a misdemeanor charge of sexual abuse in the third degree, which stems from a May 2 incident involving a Xavier women’s basketball player.
Maryland indefinitely suspended McKey on Thursday evening, according to a school spokesman.
The 20-year-old player alleges that on May 2, McKey asked her to come to his Covington residence, according to a complaint. After the player arrived at McKey’s residence, he “offered her alcohol and after a few drinks, he touched her buttocks on two occasions without her permission,” according to the complaint.
While she was leaving, McKey asked for a hug and “pulled her close to him and she felt he was trying to kiss her at which time she pushed him away and left the residence,” according to the complaint. In the days following the incident, court records say, McKey contacted the woman through a mutual friend and offered money in exchange for not pursuing charges.