Ulvydas speaks to Knight News about his experience.

Charges are dropped against the former UCF basketball player accused of battering his former roommate, according to court records. Despite this, the 6-foot-11 junior still faces deportation.

Rokas Ulvydas of Lithuania, 24, was charged with first-degree battery, a misdemeanor, following an alleged altercation with a former roommate in October of 2018.

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Ulvydas disputes the roommate’s account of the incident. “From the very beginning, there have been false allegations,” he told Knight News.

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According to the arrest affidavit, Ulvydas was upset that a roommate ignored him at a UCF tailgate. The victim told police that Ulvydas confronted and threatened him, later physically battering him at their University House apartment.

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While Ulvydas is clear of criminal charges, UCF’s Student Conduct – a place where students have fewer rights to due process and the burden of proof is far less than a courtroom – trespassed and suspended him causing him problems with his student visa, his attorney said. As a result, he faces deportation later this week.

Knight News sat down for a one-on-one interview with Ulvydas where he discussed how UCF handled the situation in-depth.

Check back for more updates as we continue to cover this story.