Florida hoops coach busted on sex rap

A girls basketball coach was arrested Tuesday in Florida and

charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old player

on his team,


target="_blank">the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

According to the Democrat, 26-year-old Rodrick Henderson is

being held on a total of $10,000 bond and faces two charges of

sexual assault after the parents of a player on his Essence

traveling basketball team found that Henderson and their daughter

had been talking on the phone and via text “at all hours of

the day.”

When questioned by police, the unnamed girl admitted to having a

sexual relationship with Henderson, whom she met through the

basketball team two years ago, when she was a sophomore in high


According to court documents obtained by the Democrat, Kimberly

Davis, the director of Essence Girls Basketball, said there was no

way Henderson could have mistakenly thought the girl was 18,

because players 18 or older must have special permission to

participate in the program.

In an email to FOX Sports, Davis said the program is

“giving the police our full cooperation in this

matter,” but declined to comment further.

The paper also reports that Henderson was a volunteer coach with

the JV boys basketball team at Godby High School in Tallahassee.

However, he is no longer volunteering with the team and is no

longer allowed on the campus of Godby High or any other Leon County