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Trainer to NBA stars such as Curry, Rose, Rob McClanaghan arrested on rape charge

Rob McClanaghan

EAST GREENWICH, RI - DECEMBER 3: NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan, poses for a portrait outside his home in East Greenwich, RI on December 3, 2017. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Rob McClanaghan — a high-profile, independent NBA trainer who has worked with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry among many others — has been arrested for an alleged rape in downtown Boston.

The arrest took place in Rhode Island, where McClanaghan lives, according to the Boston Police Department. He was transferred to face charges in Boston of “rape and drugging for intercourse.” McClanaghan was brought in on an arrest warrant from the Boston Municipal Court on November 17.

From the Boston PD:

On Friday November 18, 2022, members of the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit, Boston Police Fugitive Unit, and Warwick (RI) Police Department located and arrested Robert McClanaghan, 43, of Warwick Rhode Island (RI) in East Greenwich Rhode Island. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an arrest warrant issued out of Boston Municipal Court, on November 17, 2022 on charges of Rape and Drugging for Intercourse. The suspect was transported by the BPD Fugitive Unit in coordination with members of the Warwick RI Police Department for booking at their department facility. McClanaghan will be arraigned on Monday at the Third District Court in Kent County, Rhode Island where he will be charged as a Fugitive from Justice.

McClanaghan’s attorney refused to comment to ESPN.

McClanaghan, 43, says on his website he has been a “skills development trainer for top players in the NBA including MVPs Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook.” Curry wrote the forward for the book for sale on McClanaghan’s site. A number of other high-profile NBA players have ties to McClanaghan, including John Wall, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Love. McClanaghan also does speaking engagements for corporate clients. He was a walk-on player at Syracuse from 1999-2001.