The NC State Wolfpack are in the midst of a Title IX investigation.
The sexual assault claims stem from an on-campus party at a students room at Wolf Village. The North Carolina CBS affiliate is reporting that two players have been dismissed from the program, while three others have been suspended.
Freshmen Antoine Thompson and Kevince Brown were dismissed from the team for their involvement in the ongoing investigation. Meanwhile, fellow freshman Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas have been suspended.
To this point, the investigation has been handled by campus police, who have worked the case for approximately 800 hours. They turned their findings over to the Wake County District Attorney’s Office, and criminal charges could be forthcoming.
In an official statement, Athletic Director Debbie Yow claims that the punishments levied against the programs “are not regarding the allegations of sexual assault.” That means that more punishments could be on their way from the program as the investigation continues.
Coach Dave Doeren released an official statement following the news of the dismissals and suspensions of his players:
We had five freshmen, two of whom have been dismissed, who made poor decisions that don’t align with the values of our program and each has been handled accordingly. Although I’ve disciplined these players for violations of the Student Athlete Code of Conduct, I want to make it clear that I respect due process in the University and legal proceedings. Our players understand that I’m going be firm, but fair when it comes to discipline.”
This is a developing story, and likely only the beginning of the Title IX investigation.
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