The University of San Diego's men's basketball coach was arrested last night. Here's the latest.
Lamont Smith, USD's head coach, was arrested at the airport before his team's flight back home on Sunday night. He was arrested on domestic violence charges. His team had just played the University of San Francisco.
The 42-year-old head coach's arrest was first reported by ABC10 News. He is facing three charges: "domestic violence, assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, and false imprisonment."
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.
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.
He has since been released from jail on $115K bail.
Stay tuned for more updates.