ICYMI: Felder releases statement: “I apologize to the USC family”
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced on Wednesday that sophomore guard Rakym Felder has been suspended indefinitely from the men’s basketball program. He will not be attending classes at the University this fall.
Felder has been suspended since June 30.
“Due to some unfortunate decisions by Rakym, he has been suspended indefinitely from our program,” Martin said. “I will continue to help Rakym grow as a young man even though basketball is not part of our relationship right now.”
According to multiple reports, Felder was arrested back in July for 3rd degree assault and battery.
The report indicates that Felder spat on a woman, causing a fight to ensue.
Felder released a statement, through his attorney, Neal Lourie: “I’m very sorry for my recent behavior that led to my arrest and suspension. I take full responsibility for my actions and make no excuses for my conduct. I apologize to the entire USC family including our loyal fans, President Pastides, the Board of Trustees, Ray Tanner and Frank Martin, his staff and my teammates. I know I have let you down and I will have to work hard to regain your trust.”
Felder saw action in 36 games and averaged 5.6 points per game.