Earlier this week, Kevin Dorsey faced a suspension after he allegedly posted some explicit videos on his Twitter account.
It all started on Friday evening, Feb. 26, when the freshman basketball player posted a video of him performing a sex act with a woman and possibly another man, for some unknown reason. Dorsey’s tweets were quickly removed and then his Twitter account was completely deleted. Unfortunately for him, the NSFW videos are still floating around the internet since some fans posted them on some of the message boards dedicated to the Golden Gophers.
Dorsey wasn’t the only one who was suspended on Monday, Feb. 29. He joins his teammates Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason who were also suspended for the remainder of the season following Sunday night’s game in Illinois for violation of team rules. Gophers’ head coach explained his reasons for suspending all three men.
“With the privilege of being a member from the University of Minnesota basketball program there are expectations and standards to which we hold our student-athletes accountable, and they have failed to do so.”
According to The Daily Gopher, the coach declined to reveal what led to the suspension during the live taping of his Monday radio show. The University of Minnesota has chosen to respect the privacy of their students and star basketball players.
A university representative told the Star Tribune, “We’ve seen some of the things on social media and we’re looking into it.”
Now Kevin Dorsey is facing more drama involving his cell phone. He reported that his cell phone was stolen from a Mall of America store days after the explicit videos were posted online.
Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mark Hartley announced on Thursday, March 3, that police are currently investigating Dorsey’s missing phone report and did not reveal if his phone has any relation to his sex tape. On Sunday, Dorsey told police that his phone was stolen on Feb. 24 outside a House of Hoops athletic store, just a few days before he allegedly posted his sex tape on Twitter.
According to Hartley, Dorsey said that his phone was missing between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. He does not know the reason why Dorsey waited a few days to report the theft to police. Hartley said they’re looking into the in-store surveillance during that time-frame and added “we are following up.”
According to another report published on The Daily Gopher, the Bloomington Police Department released this following piece of information.
“Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley confirmed the department is investigating the reported theft of Dorsey’s cellphone at the Mall of America. The phone was reported stolen Sunday, two days after the video was posted, but Hartley said there is video evidence of the phone being taken Wednesday, Feb. 24.”
Kevin Dorsey’s family has also spoken out in light of his cell phone theft and sex tape scandal. They gave a statement to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, saying that “Kevin did not post any sexually explicit images or videos, nor did he consent to any such videos being posted.”
But Kevin Dorsey, Sr. later declined to comment on the video’s existence, or that his son was in fact in the tapes.
If the reports are true, then it’s possible that Kevin Dorsey’s phone was stolen and that he is a victim of theft and the sex tape scandal. What’s still unclear is why his teammates, Mason and McBrayer, were also suspended. Is it possible that they were involved in the theft and distribution of the video? What are your thoughts? Sound off below in the comments section.
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