Corey Maggette, a former Los Angeles Clipper who has been part of team broadcasts this season as an analyst for Fox Sports West, has been accused of raping a woman during his time at Duke 20 years ago.
The New York Times reported the allegation, citing an interview with a friend of the woman, Meredith Watson, and Facebook messages she sent a friend about the alleged incident. Watson also has accused Justin Fairfax, Virginia's lieutenant governor, of raping her.
Maggette denied the accusation through a spokesman, referring to a statement released to The New York Times: "It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson's lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about these sexual assault allegations. I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge."
Maggette played at Duke in the 1998-99 season before beginning a 14-year NBA career. He has covered the Clippers this season as a pregame and postgame analyst and color commentator.
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He did not work during the Clippers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
"FOX Sports takes allegations of misconduct seriously, and we are looking into the matter," a network spokeswoman wrote in an email. "We have no further comment at this time."
Duke is investigating the allegation, per multiple reports.