The arrest has attracted the attention of American basketball because McClanaghan is a former personal coach of NBA stars LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony. The man was indicted and arrested last weekend for rape, according to the Boston Police Department (USA). According to the New York Times, McClanaghan pleaded not guilty at a court hearing on December 27 and was released on $30,000 bail.
McClanaghan had to put on a GPS tracking bracelet, hand over his passport and stay in Rhode Island, where he lives, pending the results of the investigation of the case.
Robert McClanaghan was arrested on charges of rape and drugging of a woman
McClanaghan faces charges of drugging and raping a woman at a Boston hotel on November 3. The incident led to McClanaghan’s arrest in East Greenwich, Rhode Island after the Boston City Court issued an arrest warrant for the 43-year-old former coach.
Through the incident, the Boston Police Department also warned the public about the dangers of odorless, colorless and tasteless drugs like Rohypnol, also known as sleeping pills, being added to victims’ drinks. “These drugs and substances can cause disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis or unconsciousness, along with a host of other symptoms, leaving victims vulnerable to the suspect’s shady intentions.” , according to the Boston Police Department.
On his Instagram, which has more than 11,000 followers, McClanaghan once posted photos of himself with some of the NBA’s top big names, including a photo of himself celebrating with Curry after the Warriors won the 2021-2022 NBA championship. The former Syracuse basketball player is also the owner of a book titled “Net Work” with articles on American basketball.