UB basketball player faces additional charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo basketball player accused of strangling a female now faces an additional felony charge, City of Tonawanda Police said Thursday. 

Quate McKinzie, 20, of Amherst was booked for the additional felony charge of first-degree criminal contempt.  

Police say McKinzie has called the victim multiple times since his arrest July 19. 

The charges stem from an alleged assault last month in the City of Tonawanda. McKinzie was previously charged with the felony of second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, obstruction of breathing, unauthorized use of a vehicle, felony witness intimidation, felony criminal contempt, aggravated harassment and disobeying a court mandate. 

McKinzie is a sophomore guard for the Bulls. 

Following his arrest, UB released a statement saying McKinzie was "suspended indefinitely from the university's basketball team." 

McKinzie was arraigned with no bail and he will return to Tonawanda City Court Thursday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. 

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