GSU’s Tony Kimbro charged with rape

Georgia State basketball player Tony Kimbro Jr. was arrested and charged with rape on Thursday.

The alleged rape was reported to Georgia State University Police on March 15, according to Deputy Chief of Police Carlton Mullis.

Kimbro and the alleged victim went before a Fulton County judge on Thursday in a show-cause hearing after which the judge signed the arrest warrant. Kimbro’s next court date is May 18.

Kimbro, a 6-foot, 5-inch freshman, averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last year.

If a Georgia State student has been arrested and charged with a felony, the university code of conduct requires they are placed on in interim suspension. Kimbro has also been indefinitely suspended from the team.

“We have very high standards for our over 350 student-athletes, and we are constantly educating them on their responsibilities as representatives of Georgia State University,” athletic director Cheryl Levick said in a statement.

“Whenever an alleged incident does occur, we strictly follow University protocol in handling appropriate disciplinary action for the individual involved.”

– Doug Roberson, AJC.

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