Kentucky State Quarterback Missed Chicago Classic After Arrest for Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Kentucky State University quarterback Martez James was a no-show for last Saturday’s Chicago Football Classic, and the Chicago Tribune reports that he missed the game after being arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery against a hotel employee in Chicago.
James, a senior, allegedly pressed his body against the body of a housekeeper in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, prompting her to alert hotel officials and James’ arrest just hours before the Thorobreds loss to Albany State.
According to a preliminary police report, James passed the housekeeper in a 6th floor hallway and asked her for “five minutes of her time.’’ She ignored him and entered a room which she began cleaning, leaving the door open.
James came to that room and asked her for towels from a cart in the hallway and then left with them, according to the report.
According to the report, James then entered the room where she was working and again asked for “five minutes of her time,’’ before allegedly pressing the front part of his body to the back of hers, the report said.
James, who is on pace to graduate this year, is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 15.