A former University of Minnesota basketball player reached a plea deal in court Monday after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend last November. Daquein McNeil, a sophomore with the Gophers at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in Hennepin County Court on Monday.
It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.
A suspended University of Minnesota basketball player made his first appearance in Hennepin County Court Monday on charges that he attacked his girlfriend. Daquein McNeil, 21, has been formally charged with felony third-degree assault substantial bodily harm and felony third-degree domestic assault by strangulation in connection with the Nov. 24 incident.
Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil has been charged with two felony counts of assault. The 20-year-old McNeil was charged Wednesday and was being held in the Hennepin County jail.
Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was jailed Tuesday without bail after his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge involving his girlfriend. McNeil, who was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation, was booked Monday, according to jail records. The Hennepin County attorney’s office had until Wednesday to charge him, spokesman Chuck Laszewski said.
Daquein McNeil is following Richard Pitino to Minnesota.