Vanderbilt basketball player Lee Dort arrested on felony charge of aggravated assault by strangulation.

Lee Dort, a sophomore forward for the Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball team, was arrested on Sunday, November 27, 2023.

He allegedly strangled his ex-girlfriend in McTyeire Hall on the Vanderbilt campus 

Vanderbilt Police were called to the scene after screams were heard from the second floor of the building. 

Dort was charged with felony aggravated assault and has been suspended by Vanderbilt. 

Lee Dort was charged with felony aggravated assault Sunday and released on a $10,000 bond.

He played in 17 games during the 2022-23 season, averaging 1.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 6.5 minutes per game. 

The investigation is ongoing. We will update this story as more information becomes available.