The third degree assault charges against suspended USC point guard Rakym Felder were dismissed Wednesday Felder’s Columbia attorney Neal Lourie confirmed Thursday. The case was handled in Columbia Municipal Court.
Felder was charged on June 30th with third degree assault and assault and battery. He was suspended by USC head coach Frank Martin in mid-August and is not being allowed to take classes this fall.
Felder was arrested by Columbia city police July 13th for an incident at a Columbia nightspot on June 30th. According to the police report, Felder allegedly spit on a woman and that precipitated a brawl in the street in the Five Points section of Columbia.
As a freshman last season Felder averaged nearly 6 points per game and was a key contributor down the stretch as the Gamecocks made their run to the Final Four.
The current suspension he is serving is his second since arriving at USC from New York City.