A Division 1 men's basketball coach was arrested tonight. The charges are serious.
Lamont Smith, USD's head coach, was arrested at the airport before his team's flight back home tonight. USD was coming off a game against the University of San Francisco.
The 42-year-old head coach's arrest was first reported by ABC10 News.
From their report:
Allen Lamont Smith, 42, was arrested at Oakland International Airport prior to the USD basketball team's flight back to San Diego following a 64-61 win over the University of San Francisco in last night's regular season finale.
Officers were dispatched to the team hotel near Union Square late last night on reports of a domestic violence disturbance.
The victim told police she was intimately involved with Smith. She was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Here are all of the charges filed against the head coach.
He is facing three charges: "domestic violence, assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, and false imprisonment."
The University of San Diego released the following statement:
"We are aware of the report of allegations related to Lamont Smith. We have very few details at the time, but we will be gathering information and will be commencing an investigation into the matter."
Smith, who played collegiately for USD, is in his third season leading the program as head coach. The Toreros are 18-12 this season.
You can view the full report here.