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Breaking: Former Fresno State star basketball player arrested Monday

Former Fresno State men’s basketball player Nate Grimes during a game at Save Mart Center. (Armando Carreno/The Collegian)

Former Fresno State men’s basketball star forward Nate Paul Grimes was arrested Monday.

Police charged him with corporal injury to spouse/cohabitant, a felony, according to the Fresno County sheriff’s office. 

Grimes, 23, was arrested at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, March 16 by the Fresno Police Department. 

Bail was set at $25,000. Grimes was released hours later.

On his Instagram story, Grimes posted a statement around 3 p.m. with a photo of a door with bars.

“This is what happens when you mess with girls who would lie on ya name! Athletes watch out for these scandalous ass females! They don’t really care for you they just want the bag after college smh.”

A Fresno State Athletics public information officer says they are aware of the arrest made.

Through his five-year career as a Fresno State Bulldog, Grimes averaged 8.3 ppg and 7.4 rpg. In his final year, Grimes averaged 11.5 ppg and 10.2 rpg. He was an All-Mountain West third team (2018-19) and voted by coaches as the All-MW honorable mention (2018-19)

Grimes ranks fourth in Mountain West history in rebounds with 731 and is currently fifth in rebounds in Fresno State. 

Grimes is majoring in Africana Studies at Fresno State. He is from Las Vegas, Nev., and was born on May 1, 1996.

This story will be updated. 

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