Rape Charges Dropped Against Former Temple Player

NBCPhiladelphia.com

10/8/2013

All charges have been dropped against a freshman member of Temple University’s football team who was accused of rape.

Attorneys for 20-year-old Praise Martin-Oguike said the charges were dismissed as jury selection was to begin Monday.

The woman told police Martin-Oguike assaulted her in May 2012 in his dorm room. Martin-Oguike, who was kicked out of Temple and now attends a New Jersey community college, said the encounter was consensual.

Martin-Oguike’s attorney James Funt said his client was “the victim of a woman who was determined to destroy him simply because he would not agree to have a romantic long-term relationship with her.”

Funt said charges were dropped after a review of the woman’s text messages with her friends indicated she was not truthful about being raped.

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