University of Texas football coach Mack Brown said he is aware of allegations concerning two UT football players who have been accused in the rape of a woman at a San Antonio hotel.
Brown said two players have been sent home for breaking team rules, but did not name them.
“We had a couple of men that broke team rules last night," Brown said. "They have been suspended from the team and they will be sent home and will not be available for the game and I will not address any more questions in that manner.”
However, late Friday afternoon, ESPN, quoting a source within in the school's administration, published that quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks are the two players being sent home.
Hicks was a Preseason All-American, but was injured in September and hasn’t played since. McCoy is a backup quarterback who has seen some playing time, but is perhaps best known for being former Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy’s little brother.
UT fans in the Alamo City on Friday held differing opinions on the suspensions.
Some, like Lee Cagle, said making the players sit out is a justified decision.
Others thought it came too fast.
"It’s all about due process, because we live in America," said Marco Jaime "We’re innocent until proven guilty, right?"
UT is scheduled to play Oregon State at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Alamodome in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Brown made the statement regarding the allegations at a planned press conference as part of the normal Alamo Bowl pregame activities.
2 men accused in sex assault
According to a San Antonio police report issued Friday, investigators were called to the Holiday Inn River Walk on the report of a sexual assault very early Friday morning.
The report indicates a 21-year-old woman met two men at the bar, then went to a room upstairs around 2 a.m. where she claims she was assaulted by one of the men while the other watched.
She did tell police that she had been drinking but that she didn't "quite remember" what happened.
According to the report, the woman's alleged attackers are described as being a 20-year-old black male, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 235 pounds, and a 21-year-old white male, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds.
Also according to the report, both men are listed as students, but the report does not indicate where they attend school.
The men are not identified in the police report nor have they been charged.
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