VIDEO: UD Forward Sam Miller fights in jail

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A University of Dayton basketball player is facing assault charges in Greene County.

Samuel Miller (Photo: Greene County Jail)

Court records show Samuel Miller, a Junior Forward with the UD Basketball team, posted a $7,500 bond Monday and pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on Sunday.

According to a written report from the jail on the incident, Miller was arrested in Beavercreek for Disorderly Conduct and drinking underage. He was taken to the Greene County Jail and placed in a holding cell.

Another unidentified man was brought in and placed in the same cell. Miller and the other man began fighting. Deputies broke up the fight and Miller was taken to the emergency room to be evaluated. The report states Miller had “a lot of blood coming from his nose and a bump on his forehead.”

The report also notes Miller can be seen on video approaching the second man and slapping him.

Here is the full video released by the Greene County Jail.

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MIller was charged with simple assault.

A police report from the Beavercreek Police Department said on Sunday officers were called to Caddy’s Tap House on the report of an assault. When officers arrived the saw security workers holding Miller down in the parking lot.

Officers approached and Miller continued to try to fight and yell obscenities. Miller was handcuffed and taken to a police car where he refused to get inside. The report says the officer has to place Miller on the seat and go around to the other side of the car and drag him inside.

While in the back seat of the police car MIller continued to yell obscenities and kicked the door several times, according to the report.

The incident began when the bartender told Miller he could not have any more drinks. The report says Miller became angry and knocked all the glasses off the bar and pushed the bartender. Security then escorted Miller outside.

Miller is due back in a Greene County court Wednesday but according to his attorney, Dennis Lieberman, Miller will not be in court Wednesday but will file a written plea. Lieberman would not comment any further on the matter.

University of Dayton Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan said Tuesday, “The University of Dayton is aware of an incident, but cannot discuss individual student matters because of federal privacy laws.” Sullivan continued, “With all student conduct matters, the University responds in accordance with the University’s Student Code of Conduct and other applicable standards.”

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