A member of the Louisville males’s basketball group that gained the 1986 nationwide championship has been charged with strangulation after a Thursday evening arrest.
Robbie Valentine, 59, is accused of choking his girlfriend throughout an argument at their dwelling, in line with a Louisville Metro Police arrest quotation. He pleaded not responsible throughout his first court docket look Friday morning.
Within the arrest quotation, police mentioned Valentine’s girlfriend mentioned the thought of shifting out whereas the couple was at dinner Thursday evening. Once they returned dwelling, the quotation mentioned an argument ensued, and Valentine took his girlfriend’s telephone and “dumped her purse out within the sink.”
“(Valentine) later threw her up and about and started strangling her,” the quotation says. “The sufferer has ache/redness to the perimeters of her neck and bruising to the again of her neck.”
Alcohol was listed on the report as having been concerned within the incident.
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Valentine was first charged with second-degree strangulation, a Class D felony, however in line with on-line court docket paperwork, the cost was amended to first diploma (a Class C felony) throughout an arraignment listening to Friday morning.
A $25,000 bond was set, and Valentine on Friday paid the required 10% ($2,500), court docket paperwork state. Valentine was ordered to don’t have any contact with the accuser. He’s subsequent due in court docket Feb. 20.
Valentine’s lawyer, Brian Butler, declined to touch upon the case Friday afternoon.
Valentine performed at Louisville from 1982 to 1986, serving to the Cardinals attain back-to-back Last 4 appearances in 1982 and 1983 underneath head coach Denny Crum and win the NCAA title in 1986. He was teammates with present U of L head coach Kenny Payne from 1985-86.
A local of Radcliff, Kentucky, Valentine has been the senior director of gross sales for ASM World, which manages the KFC Yum! Middle, since 2010. For many years, he has held a basketball camp for the town’s youth throughout the summer season.
ASM World spokesperson Sandra Moran advised The Courier Journal the corporate can not touch upon private issues.
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