AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney representing one of the two Texas football players suspended before the Alamo Bowl says a sexual assault allegation against his client is “completely false.”
Perry Minton said in a written statement that linebacker Jordan Hicks “vehemently asserts” the conduct under investigation by San Antonio police was “consensual by everyone involved.”
Minton noted Hicks gave a statement to police and underwent a physical examination when requested to do so.
“These are not the actions of a young man with a guilty conscience,” Minton wrote. “These are the actions of an honest citizen eager to cooperate with law enforcement on every level in order to clear his name and that of his friend.”
Texas coach Mack Brown suspended two unidentified players last Friday. The suspensions followed a San Antonio television station’s report that police were investigating two Texas players — also unnamed — for alleged sexual assault.
A person with knowledge of the suspensions told The Associated Press that Hicks and backup quarterback Case McCoy, both juniors, were the players.
Hicks was the Longhorns’ leading tackler before he injured his groin Sept. 15 against Ole Miss.
Minton said Hicks and his family are “devastated” by the incident.
A San Antonio police spokesman said the matter remains under investigation, precluding the department from discussing it in greater detail.
“These types of cases rely heavily on forensic evidence,” Sgt. Javier Salazar said Monday. “That’s where we’re at now — waiting on the forensic evidence.”
A police report says a 21-year-old woman accused two unnamed men of assaulting her early Friday morning at a downtown hotel. The men are identified only as students, one 21 and the other 20.
The heavily redacted report says the woman told police she believed she was assaulted around 2 a.m. after inviting the men to her hotel room. The woman told police she had had several drinks when she invited the men to her hotel.
The woman said one of the men assaulted her while the other “just stood there and watched,” the report says. Police said they observed bruises on the woman’s right knee and left bicep.
After talking to police, the woman was taken to a San Antonio hospital, where she was seen by a sexual assault nurse examiner, according to the report. The two suspects also were taken to the hospital and examined by the nurse, the report says.
Texas rallied to beat Oregon State 31-27 in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday night.