Three Purdue football players expelled following sexual assault investigation

As of last November, four Purdue football players accused in an alleged sexual assault incident on Oct. 13 were not charged in the matter. However, a new investigation has resulted in the expulsion of three players. 

Initially, a West Lafayette Police Department investigation into the alleged incident at an off-campus house brought about no criminal charges. The players were removed from the team but allowed to remain in school and attend class. However, a separate investigation from Purdue’s Administrative Board brought about different results with three of the four accused players being dismissed from the university. Those players have also been accused of providing alcohol to minors and maintaining a common nuisance 

Mario Massillamany, who represented the accusers, issued the following statement to Fox 59.

“My clients and I appreciate Purdue’s careful review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident, which led to the expulsion of these three players. Purdue has taken the necessary steps to ensure that these players will not victimize another student, for which we are grateful.”

According to the police report obtained by CBS Sports last fall, the women said they consumed wine, “four or five shots” of rum and smoked marijuana prior to having sex with some of the men. Though they described some of the sex they had with the players as consensual, one woman says she was “forced” to perform a sexual act on one of the players. One of the players told detectives “at no time did he think things were not consensual at all.” 

Massillimany told CBS Sports last November that, although the case was considered closed at the time, it could be re-opened. 

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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