Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Cincinnati football staff member Antrione Archer was fired on Tuesday after the university learned he was arrested for sexual abuse in June, the school announced.

Archer served as the Bearcats' Director of Player Welfare & Development for head coach Tommy Tuberville. He held the position since 2011. 

From a statement by athletic director Mike Bohn, via Kevin Goheen of FOX Sports:

"On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, the University was informed of an arrest involving Antrione Archer in Kenton County, Kentucky. Within hours of learning of the incident, Archer was placed on administrative leave and subsequently terminated on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. 

UC Athletics is fully committed to upholding the highest level of professionalism and conduct for our staff, coaches and student-athletes. The university will cooperate with the authorities in this matter."

According to WKRC in Cincinnati, in Archer is charged with sex-abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor, for an incident that took place in May in a grocery store pharmacy. 

He is due to appear in court for trial on Oct. 15.

- Molly Geary

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