Robbie Valentine, former Louisville basketball player, arrested

A member of the Louisville men’s basketball team that won the 1986 national championship was charged with strangulation following an arrest Thursday night.

Robbie Valentine, 59, is accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument at their home, according to an arrest citation from the Louisville Metropolitan Police. He pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance on Friday morning.

In the arrest citation, police said Valentine’s girlfriend discussed the idea of ​​moving out while the couple had dinner on Thursday night. When they got back home, the quote said there was an argument and Valentine took his girlfriend’s phone and “threw her purse in the sink.”

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