Florida St Hoops Player Arrested

Monday, October 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State basketball player Rodney Tucker was arrested Friday and charged with raping a 19-year-old woman at his apartment.

Tucker, 19, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was being held in the Leon County jail without bond Friday night.

According to court records, Tucker told police he had consensual sex with the woman.

Coach Steve Robinson suspended Tucker from the team.

``His future with our program will be determined once we have more facts, but we will be guided by our policies,'' Robinson said. ``It would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment.''

Tucker averaged 2.1 points last season as a freshman.