The Boise State Broncos’ football team lost three members on Wednesday after the school expelled two students and suspended another due to sexual assault allegations. The decision came late Wednesday night when the three have been the focus of a Title IX investigation launched last fall.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Marquis Hendrix and redshirt freshman cornerback Donzale Roddie were both expelled from the school, their parents confirmed. Redshirt freshman safety Darreon Jackson was given a one-year suspension, meaning he would miss the entire 2016 season.
A woman said she had been coerced into performing oral sex on the three players in three separate incidents dating back mid-August of last year. The woman spoke in detail about the situation in February, but those comments were not released to the public.
“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. But federal privacy laws restrict our ability to comment on any student records or any specific investigations,” Boise State spokesman Greg Hahn told the Idaho Statesman late Wednesday.
Since the three players all took redshirts last season, they did not seem to be in line to compete for playing time this season.
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