, a starter on UC Santa Barbara's 2006 NCAA Division I championship team, was arrested last Saturday for investigation of rape and was
released after $100,000 bail was posted.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office reported
detectives developed probable cause to arrest
Frimpong for rape following an investigation of a reported rape of a UCSB student. Robert Sanger
, Frimpong's attorney, described
the incident as "totally out of character" with Frimpong and said his client
cooperated with authorities, provided a DNA sample and maintained his innocence. He also described the report detailing the allegations against Frimpong as "one-sided" and "unfair."
21-year-old Frimpong, a native of Sunyani, Ghana, was selected by the Kansas City Wizards in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft.