Prominent basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, who has worked with NBA greats like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, was arrested in Rhode Island on Friday as a fugitive of justice. There had been a warrant for his arrest stemming from a rape and drugging for intercourse charge following an incident in downtown Boston.
The 43-year-old trainer was pulled over by Boston Police Fugitive Unit on Friday night and was arrested without incident. He spent Saturday and Sunday night in a correctional facility in Cranston, Rhode Island before appearing in Rhode Island’s Third District Court on Monday, where he did not contest his extradition to Boston.
The Boston police believe they will have McClanaghan in their custody by sometime today or tomorrow. He is currently being held without bail.
In a press release regarding McClanaghan’s arrest, the Boston Police Department had the following to say:
“The Boston Police Department advises the public of the dangerousness of scentless, colorless, and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, also known as roofie, being placed in the drinks of unsuspecting victims.”
Prior to training NBA stars like Curry, Durant, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook, McClanaghan was a walk-on at Syracuse from 1998 to 2001. When reached by ESPN, his lawyer simply said, “No Comment. Zero.”