Charges dropped against VCU’s Mo Alie-Cox after nightclub video surfaces

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 02, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. -- Weeks after a woman accused VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox of punching her in the face, assault and battery charges against Cox were officially dropped. Prosecutors dropped charges against Cox after video surfaced of the April 3 incident. The video showed Alie-Cox inside Society nightclub in Shockoe Slip. It also showed he was not involved with the fight in which the woman said she was struck.

In the video, obtained by CBS 6, Alie-Cox has his back turned when the altercation began. He never once threw a punch. Toward the end of the altercation, Alie-Cox can be seen watching the exchange.

"Mo is doing just great. Mo just wants to get this behind him and get back to being a great student and an amazing athlete at VCU,"  Alie-Cox's attorney Mufeed Said said.

Alie-Cox would likely not take legal action against the woman who accused him of hitting her.

"I think Mo and the school want to get this past them and I think this apology letter by the complaining witness will do a lot to put that to rest," Said said. "I think there are a number of lessons. One is everybody's got to be careful in accusations that are thrown out."

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Morgan Kaye, the woman who accused Cox, wrote a letter of apology which read in part:

Please accept my deepest apologies for my false accusations and the subsequent defamation of your character. It was not my intent to create this situation of embarrassment for you, Virginia Commonwealth University, the basketball team, or myself. After seeing the footage from the night I clearly mistook your identity and have never felt guiltier about this whole situation.



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