Was Bring It‘s Coach John Conner arrested? Only a few weeks after revealing his HIV diagnosis and attempted suicide, the Lifetime network reality TV star has been apprehended for a number of crimes–chief among them the alleged rape of a 17-year-old boy subsequent criminal exposure to HIV.
In revealing his HIV diagnosis, Conner explained that part of the reason he also attempted suicide was “because of a situation that happened over a year in a half ago that was recently brought up, but wasn’t told correctly.” It’s not yet known if this is precisely what Conner was referring to, but documents acquired by Fameolous would appear to indicate that it is. The Affidavit of Complaint for Arrest Warrant sworn out by a Shelby County judge alleged that several times throughout 2015, Conner and an unnamed 16-year-old victim “had unprotected penile-oral sex” and that Conner “did not inform [the victim] of his HIV status.” In so doing, Conner “did unlawfully commit the offense(s) of Solicitation of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means,” “Criminal Exposure to HIV,” and “Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure.”
Here’s a photo of Conner’s mug shot and arrest details, courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department:
In addition, John himself uploaded a version of the above photo to his Facebook page, and captioned the photo with a long declaration of his innocence. Here’s his full, unedited caption, which we’ve copied and pasted in case the post is removed at some point. (For now, you can see the original here.)
For those who no me no my truth and for those who don’t know me are subject to believe what you here or read. Well I am asking those that no me to make those who don’t aware of the type of person I am and the character I have. Yes I have been accused of something that is so not true and yes I turned myself in as soon as I heard I was being looked for. Notice I said I turned myself in. I have nothing to run from or hold my head down for. I am a child of God first and I’m human second. But at all times I love me and my freedom too much to have done what I have been accused of. Does it hurt,yes, does it touch me of course, but will it get me down. NO WAY. This is just another test I have to go through and another one that I will past. I just ask that when you see the posts,the comments from fake pages, the news, or even your next door neighbor and they say things about me. Ask yourself do I know him and them ME and if you don’t ask someone that does and remember just cause people know my face from TV don’t mean they no ME.
Conner was released after posting his $100,000 bail. He is due in court on Septmber 19.
(Photo credits: Coach John Conner arrested via Facebook, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)