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Former University of Cincinnati assistant coach Larry Davis didn't really retire

Posted at 11:00 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 12:01:28-04

CINCINNATI -- At the time of his departure from the school in September, longtime University of Cincinnati assistant basketball coach said he'd simply decided to move on to a new phase in his life after 12 years with the Bearcats program.

According to a Monday statement from UC athletic director Mike Bohn, that wasn't quite the case. The university fired Davis in the wake of allegations he had assaulted another passenger on a Sept. 12, 2017 flight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Charlotte, North Carolina.

"In Fall 2017, we learned of allegations against former employee Larry Davis regarding an off-campus incident which did not involve any member of the campus community," Bohn's statement reads. "We immediately took proactive measures and suspended him from his duties while we took additional steps to ascertain more information. We could not substantiate the allegations at that time.

"We recently learned that the allegations may have additional support. Consistent with our guiding principles, we immediately commenced the process for separation."

Davis will appear in North Carolina's federal court Thursday and plead guilty to simple assault of the other passenger, according to court filings.