Former NBA Player Shown Dragging Victim In The Nude

Mateen Cleaves, a retired NBA player who played with the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and well, a number of other teams as well (he was traded a lot) went to trial for sexually assaulting a woman outside of a motel room.

The incident happened in 2016 which was captured on video. In the video, you can see him running outside to catch a woman drag her back to the motel room.

The shocking footage that was released and the Wayne County Prosecutor's office said the following:

"The first clip shows Cleaves' accuser walking away from the motel partially nude, followed closely by Cleaves in pursuit. Cleaves is seen wearing only socks," WXYZ Detroit said of the footage, which can be viewed below. "The video shows Cleaves grab the woman, who we are not identifying, spin her around and pull her back towards the room she just tried to leave. She resists, bending her knees and trying to pull away. … 13 minutes later, Cleaves' accuser is seen on video again, this time running from the former MSU star who can be seen chasing her, then grabbing her with both arms and pulling her back to the room again. The struggle continues until she ultimately falls to the ground. Seconds later, she is seen trying to pull away again. Once more, Cleaves pulls her back, wrapping both arms around her waist and pulling her back to the room."

According to The Daily Wire,

Colleen Dowdall, a motel resident and witness to the incident, said in court that she called the police after the alleged victim repeatedly yelled "help me" during the dragging. "She looked at me and she said: 'Help me, help me, help me.' And I had the phone in my hand and I told her I'm on the phone right now calling the police," Dowdall recalled. "I looked Mateen in the eyes, he didn’t say one word."

"She said he got on top of her," the witness added, referencing a conversation she had that night with the alleged victim. "She couldn’t fight him off and she just laid there."

Cleaves' attorneys claim the video shows their client attempting "to protect the partially nude woman when he pulled her back into the room," WXYZ reported.

The woman met Cleaves at a charity golf event on the day prior to the incident at the motel. At approximately 1 a.m., the woman's boyfriend left from where they were drinking to give someone else a ride home. She then rode with Cleaves in his car where he took the woman to a motel, held her in a room against her will, and sexually assaulted her.

Jurors actually deliberated for three hours and then acquitted him of all charges.