Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News
Darius McClinton-Hunter, the son of Angels outfielder Torrii Hunter, posted on Instagram about his sexual assault arrest.
For the first time since he was arrested five months ago, a 17-year-old high school senior talked on social media about his arrest.
Darius McClinton-Hunter, the son of Angels outfielder Torrii Hunter, was arrested May 2 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old classmate.
Investigators have yet to file a case against McClinton-Hunter in court. Four other Prosper High School students face charges in connection with that allegation and another alleged assault.
McClinton-Hunter is not allowed to attend school at Prosper High, pending the outcome of the sexual assault charge. He has missed nearly half of the football season so far.
He posted on Instagram:
Can't play my senior year of footballl! When this is done with i'm not going to prosper anymore (FACT) (Mckinney North or Mckinney Boyd) still playing college football tho. Then ima grow up and me successful like my dad. But in the nfl!; But yeah, i'm really up set right now.
McClinton-Hunter's defense attorney, Todd Shapiro, responded to the post with a written statement:
"There is no question that Darius and the Hunter family have grown weary of this long and drawn-out process that seems to have made no progress whatsoever. A young man with very real aspirations of playing major college football is beginning to realize his entire senior season in high school is in jeopardy. As we have stated time and again, we are eager for justice to prevail as quickly as possible."
McClinton-Hunter's defense attorney says he has a taped recording of the victim recanting everything she told police in the arrest report.