WVU Linebacker Arrested (Update)


Aug 31, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; General view as the West Virginia Mountaineers play the William

WVU will have to deal with more than just the accusations levied against Special Teams coach Joe Deforest during his time at Oklahoma State University.

Redshirt junior LB d’Vante Martinez Henry was arrested and charged with second degree sexual assault late Wednesday night by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s detectives.

Before joining the Mountaineers, Henry recorded 55 total tackles last season, including 23 solo and 32 assisted, at Arizona Western College in Yuma, AZ.

Henry is currently being held on a $100,000 bond at the North Central Regional Jail at this moment.

Update, Thursday 9:30AM:

Head Coach Dana Holgorsen has dismissed Henry from the Mountaineer football team following his arrest on Wednesday.

In a statement to the Charleston Daily Mail, Holgorsen said, “There was strict parameters put in place that he had to abide by in order to play next season. The allegations made against him are troubling and very serious. He is no longer a Mountaineer.”

Henry has also already been removed from the team roster on the team’s official website.

Update, Thursday 2:30PM:

According to an update from the Charleston Daily Mail, the alleged incident took place on early Sunday morning when the former Mountaineer LB Henry forced himself into a women’s restroom and forced himself onto a woman. The unidentified woman in the situation told Henry to stop in which he told her to “shut up.”

Between the situation the still developing  Joe Deforest/Oklahoma State story and today’s developments, it has been a rough week for the Mountaineer football program.