VCU sophomore forward Mo Alie-Cox has been accused of punching a woman in the face after an incident that occurred on April 3 at a Richmond bar.
Alie-Cox is being charged with with misdemeanor assault and battery according to Richmond court documents and he was officially charged last week. The woman who said she was assaulted, said the attack took place at Society in Shockoe Slip.
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The woman said it began when she walked by a group of men and another woman at Society in Shockoe Slip. The other woman, she said, told her not to look in her direction.
“I said I could look where ever I pleased and she responded with a comment I did not here [sic] and got in my face,” the complainant wrote in the court document. “A VCU basketball player made a comment with me responding ‘it’s not my fault Shaka Smart left. Is that why your [sic] mad?’”
After the Shaka Smart comment was made, the complainant said the other woman shoved her. The complainant said she then accidentally grabbed the other woman’s hair. That is when Alie-Cox allegedly entered the picture, the woman said.
“Mo Alie-Cox punched me in the face,” she wrote in the criminal complaint. “I went to the bouncer to ask for help and Mo Alie-Cox left.”
Alie-Cox has denied punching the woman in the criminal report and is due back in court on May 20.
As you probably know, Smart left the VCU program for Texas in April. Alie-Cox is expected to be a key contributor for the Rams next season after the program loses not only Smart but seniors Briante Weber and Treveon Graham as well. Alie-Cox is coming off a season in which he averaged 7.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.