Two Boise State players expelled amid sexual assault allegations

Thursday May 26th, 2016

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Two Boise State players have been expelled from the school and one has been suspended for a year in response to sexual assault allegations against the three men, the Idaho Statesman reports.

Linebacker Marquis Hendrix and cornerback Donzale Roddie were expelled, and safety Darreon Jackson was suspended, the parents of the players confirmed. All three were redshirt freshmen.

The players had been subjects of a Title IX investigation since last fall when a female student reported she had been sexually assaulted in three separate incidents. No criminal charges have been filed against the players.

“Boise State is committed to thorough and fair investigations into all allegations of sexual misconduct—and to holding parties accountable when they are found to be responsible for violating the student code of conduct,” Boise State spokesman Greg Hahn said on Wednesday. “But federal privacy laws restrict our ability to comment on any student records or any specific investigations.”

During interviews conducted by investigators in February, the men denied forcing sexual contact upon the woman.

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