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Florida State University Football Player Charged With Sexual Battery

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Florida State University football player Gregory Dent is facing up to 15 years in prison after being charged with rape over the weekend.  Dent was released Monday on $15 thousand dollars bail.

According to court documents, the victim and Dent have been friends since high school. Saturday, she, Dent, and others went to a nightclub.  When they returned to Dent’s apartment, the victim says she fell asleep on Dent’s bed.

She then alleges she awoke to Dent kissing her, and tried to push him away.  But the victim alleges he continued trying to force himself upon her.

Dent’s attorney Tim Jansen would only confirm parts of the police report.

“In Tallahassee, at his apartment, the alleged incident took place.  A reading of the report indicates that they were friends, and she let him borrow her car.  And they’ve known each other since high school,” Jansen said.

The Tallahassee Police Department would not comment on the case specifically. Dent, an upcoming senior at FSU has been suspended from the football team indefinitely. The official charge against him is sexual battery.

Lynn Hatter contributed to the reporting of this story.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.