In December of 2012, during the run-up to Texas’ appearance in the Alamo Bowl, quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks were indefinitely suspended by then-head coach Mack Brown in the midst of an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault. Neither player was ultimately charged.
A year and a half later, and under new head coach Charlie Strong, a seemingly similar situation has arisen.
According to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman, “[t]wo… Texas football players were questioned by campus police as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.” The football players accounted for two of the three questioned in connection to the on-campus incident.
The names of the players have yet to be made public; that follows a similar track to the McCoy/Hicks imbroglio.
Interestingly, Bohls made sure to note the following in his report:
Strong has firm beliefs about how his players should act around women. One of his stated five “core values” is to treat women with respect. He has said previously that violating one of his five core values was a sure way for a player to lose his scholarship.
Whether the loss of a scholarship added to potential charges for the two unnamed players is/would be in play remains to be seen.