Rob McClanaghan always seemed like a go-getter. He was a walk-on for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and later took his learned skills to becoming a trainer for some of the NBA’s biggest stars. Now McClanaghan is being accused of a horrific crime that allegedly occurred at a Boston hotel last week.

According to multiple media, McClanaghan was arrested on Friday on charges of drugging and rape, according to a statement by the Boston Police Department. According to, Boston Police Department’s Fugitive Unit transported Rob McClanaghan back to Boston in coordination with the Warwick, R.I. Police Department. The report says that the trainer to the NBA stars will be arraigned in Kent County’s Third District Court on Monday and charged as a fugitive from justice.

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According to Mike Waters of, McClanaghan was arrested in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on Friday. A warrant for the former Syracuse player was issued on Thursday in Boston Municipal Court. Waters credited Rhode Island television station WCVB. The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office issued the warrant after investigating the incident that allegedly took place at a Boston hotel.

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Waters said that the NBA trainer to such stars as Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Kevin Love, will be arraigned on Monday at the Third District Court in Rhode Island’s Kent County, where he will be charged as a fugitive from justice. Rob McClanaghan played for three seasons for Jim Boeheim and Syracuse.

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