Indiana football player Morgan Ellison may have played his last game at Indiana University after he was found guilty of sexual assault in a university panel. The panel determined that Ellison sexually assaulted a student while she was sleeping and when she woke up, Ellison used to force to continue.
According to records obtained by IndyStar, the University’s hearing panel concluded that “the aggravating factor of Ellison engaging in sexual activity while Complainant was asleep, and Ellison’s use of force during the incident” led to the determination that Ellison should be suspended from Indiana University for two-and-a-half years.
Due to this allegation, Ellison has not played this season but was seen at practice, according to IU coach Tom Allen. In response to the hearing, Ellison denied using force and said all of the sexual activities were consensual.
“He’s been allowed to be with our team recently, and we still have no answer yet for his game opportunities,” Coach Allen said. “But he’s been allowed to be around us on a consistent basis now, which has helped. But we still don’t know the long-term future yet, taking it day by day.”
As of now, Ellison has not been charged with a crime and whether he has an attorney is currently unknown and attempts to reach him were rendered unsuccessful. Ellison is required to undergo counseling and is barred from being on campus during his suspension. He is also prohibited from having any sort of contact with the student he is accused of assaulting.
Who is Morgan Ellison?
Morgan Ellison is a sophomore running back who was a late addition to Indiana’s 2017 signing class. During his freshman year, he led the Hoosiers with 704 yards and six touchdowns over 11 games. He was named Big Ten freshman of the week twice and has been considered to be a candidate for Indiana’s starting running back position for this fall. He graduated from Pickerington Central High School in Ohio and he is 6-foot-1 feet tall, weighing 228 pounds.