Men’s Basketball: Police records show C.J. Turman in alleged abusive relationship

Former forward and leading scorer dismissed earlier in season under unknown circumstances


Forrmer forward C.J. Turman may have been dismissed from the team in connection to domestic abuse allegations made by his former girlfriend. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Ryan Lynch, Multimedia Editor

Former men’s basketball forward C.J. Turman was dismissed from the team preceding FAU’s Dec. 29 game at Hofstra under unknown circumstances, leaving fans to question the reason behind the move.

“C.J. has not lived up to the standards required to be a member of our basketball family,” Curry said in a statement preceding the game. “We have worked extremely hard to establish a culture within our program that will lead to a lifetime of success for our student-athletes. C.J. has not met the necessary obligations, which led to this decision. We love C.J. and wish only success for him in the future.”

According to, a domestic abuse allegation by a former girlfriend filed on Oct. 2 of last year may have played into the dismissal of the team’s scoring and rebounding leader.

The woman dated Turman from October 2014 to the time of the allegations according to the report by the Florida Atlantic University Police Department.

She reported eight separate incidents of abusive behavior from March 27, 2015 to the day she filed charges, including allegations of physical abuse and intimidation by a men’s basketball coach to change her statement to the police.

Turman filed countercharges of domestic abuse against the female a day after she had filed her allegations.

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Ryan Lynch is the multimedia editor of the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.