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NBA trainer ‘Rob Mac’ charged with drugging and raping a woman in downtown Boston held on $30,000 bail


The NBA skills trainer accused of drugging a woman’s drink and then raping her in Boston earlier this month has been ordered held on $30,000 bail.

Robert McClanaghan, 43, of Warwick, R.I., was arrested Friday by Warwick police and Boston Police Sexual Assault and Fugitive units in East Greenwich, R.I.

On Tuesday, Boston Municipal Court Judge James Stanton ordered him held in lieu of $30,000 bail. Should he post bail, McClanaghan is ordered to surrender his passport, wear a GPS tracker and stay in Rhode Island other than to meet with his defense attorney. McClanaghan is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 30 for a probable cause hearing.

“This strikes right to the very heart of how horrible and dark sexual assault cases of this nature can be,” Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden said following the arraignment.

McClanaghan met the alleged victim in the bar of a Boston hotel on November 3, according to prosecutor Erin Murphy. Video surveillance allegedly shows McClanaghan at the bar with the victim and then him sprinkling some type of material over the victim’s drink. The pair would then enter an elevator and go to McClanaghan’s hotel room.

Murphy said the victim has little memory of what happened next but that she awoke in the hotel room bed and found that she was bleeding and had bruises over her knees, ankles, hops, neck, arms and back. McClanaghan allegedly sent photos to the victim’s phone displaying a man who appears to be McClanaghan performing sexual acts.

When McClanaghan was arrested, Murphy said, police found the alleged victim’s underwear in his apartment and the underwear of other women.

McClanaghan, who goes by Rob Mac on social media, is a noted NBA skills trainer, according to multiple media reports, who has worked with the likes of Golden State Warriors star shooter Stephen Curry, who wrote the forward to McClanaghan’s book Net Work: Training the NBA’s Best and Finding the Keys to Greatness.




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