Ex-Piston and MSU Star Mateen Cleaves Wins Biggest Victory -- Acquitted of Sexual Assault

August 20, 2019, 5:39 PM

Mateen Cleaves

Mateen Cleaves, a former Detroit Piston and Michigan State University star, was found not guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman nearly four years ago outside of Flint, Roberto Acosta of MLive reports.

Cleaves, 41, faced  counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree criminal sexual conduct, unlawful imprisonment, and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on Sept. 15, 2015 at the Knights Inn in Mundy Township.

The Gennesse County trial included testimony from the accuser, her boyfriend and police.

But after deliberating less than three hours, the jury found him not guilty on all charges, MLive reports.

After finishing his pro career, Cleaves was a commentator on Fox Sports for a while. 

Read more:  MLive

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