University of Texas football coach Mack Brown today suspended two players for unspecified violations of team rules and neither will play in tomorrow’s Alamo Bowl.
Coach Brown did not provide the names of the players who were sent home, but ESPN reports that the players are backup quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks.
In the meantime, San Antonio police are investigating two unidentified players on the team for alleged sexual assault. KENS-TV in San Antonio has further information on the allegations:
“A woman told police she met two UT players out partying overnight and invited them back to her room at the Holiday Inn. She later made the allegations of sexual assault to police …
“The names of the players have not been released, since no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.”
KENS also reported that the coaching staff was notified of the allegations and that police questioned the two players on a preliminary basis.
According to the police report obtained by Deadspin, the responding officer wrote that the alleged victim, 21, “had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and was crying alongside her friend” and she had bruises on her right knee and left bicep. She was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation by a sexual assault nurse examiner. Police also transported the two suspects to the hospital for evaluation.
The 8-4 Texas Longhorns, ranked No. 23 in the nation, play Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl in the Alamodome tomorrow evening.
Case McCoy is the brother of Colt McCoy, who now plays for the NFL Cleveland Browns.
Update: In late January, prosecutors announced that no charges would be filed in the incident. Both players have been reinstated to the Longhorns football team.
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