Hawkeye FB players investigated for Sexual Assault

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  1. cigaretteman

    cigaretteman Well-Known Member

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    University of Iowa News Release

    Nov. 14, 2007

    UI Police investigating reported sexual assault

    University of Iowa Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that
    occurred on campus during the early morning hours of Oct. 14.

    According to a report filed with UI Police by the victim on Nov. 7, she was
    sexually assaulted in a room in the Hillcrest Residence Hall.

    UI Police confirm that three Iowa football players are being questioned in
    connection with the investigation. No arrests have been made, and the
    players¹ identities are being withheld at this point in the investigation.

    UI Police are being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
    and the Iowa City Police Department.

    Jim Saunders, a spokesperson for the DCI, confirmed that UI Police have
    requested assistance. He stated that agents and criminalists have been sent
    to the UI campus to assist with the investigation.


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    University of Iowa News Release

    Nov. 14, 2007

    UI officials issue statements on sexual assault report

    UI President Sally Mason is traveling but asked that this statement be
    issued on her behalf:

    ³The safety of all members of our campus and community is of paramount
    importance, so I am deeply disturbed to learn of allegations of a sexual
    assault. The university will do all that it can to insure that the
    investigation is thorough and that due process is followed so that a just
    resolution can be achieved.

    ³The issue of sexual assault has been very much on our minds this year. It
    is worth repeating what has been said at the various forums already held.
    Students, families, university employees and community members deserve and
    expect a safe environment, and we must all work together to create one. This
    new and unwelcome news is a sharp reminder that our collective efforts have
    only begun.²

    UI Athletics Director Gary Barta:

    ³Sexual assault is a very serious issue and we¹re treating it as such. I¹m
    obviously concerned for the well-being and safety of the young woman; I¹m
    concerned there are football players included in the investigation; and I¹m
    concerned that we allow the legal process to take its course.

    ³Because this is an open investigation, authorities have asked me, Coach
    Ferentz and everyone in athletics to not comment further on this issue at
    this time.²

    UI Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz:

    ³I have talked with Gary Barta on this matter. I share his concern for the
    young woman and her well-being. Likewise, I am concerned that football
    players are the subject of the investigation. Because it is an open
    investigation, I cannot comment more.²
     
  2. psycln11

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    Couldn't be a UI football player...

    The article says it took place at the Hillcrest Residence Hall while everyone know that the football team stays in the low income housing, Pheasant Ridge Apartments (or whatever they're called).
     
  3. benjay

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    ack.. never like seeing sexual assault cases.
     
  4. ISUFan22

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    Alas, this has finally come out. Yeah, it's football - from what I understand. 2 players was the word a while back...not sure who the 3rd is.
     
  5. neo

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    Did Pierre Pierce recently join the FB team?
     
  6. psycln11

    psycln11 Active Member

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    Royce Hooks and Brent Nash??
     
  7. bos

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    What is with sexual assault. Is it some sort of insecurity thing? Is it a power thing? I honestly cant figure out why its so hard for these guys to find a women willing. You ruin two peoples lives when you do this stuff.
     
  8. Dormeezy

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    I'm pretty sure a lot of UI athletes live in Hillcrest. At least thats what I hear from some of my friends
     
  9. isufbcurt

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    Before you go running your mouth about Royce and Brent, you should try knowing the whole story and both were found to have done nothing wrong in their situation!!!!
     
  10. ISUFan22

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    What the Royce and Brent comment a joke or something (don't know these guys)? Because I've heard different names on this issue.
     
  11. SuperCy

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    Didn't the charges getted dropped against one after the other was found not guilty?
    Am I thinking of the correct situation?
     
  12. cycloneworld

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    There is going to be this big stupid push to keep the identities "secret" by the media and by the University even though Ferentz has known about this for several weeks (as have many fans). I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Ferentz and other Hawkeye talking heads will make a big deal out of not letting the names get out rather than concentrate on the fact that there are rape allegations.
     
  13. psycln11

    psycln11 Active Member

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    So was OJ...
     
  14. 4429 mcc

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    Nov 7th the report was filed, is this a new issue or a new report filed to an old rumor.
     
  15. psycln11

    psycln11 Active Member

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    Until after the bowl game, right??
     
  16. cycloneworld

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    The latter.
     
  17. cyboy

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    Brent Nash and Royce Hooks were both linebackers for Iowa State who were charged with sexual assualt a few years back. The "alleged" victims story proved to be full of holes and both had charges dropped.
     
  18. 4429 mcc

    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

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    Until they were bowl eligeable
     
  19. G-Rock

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    The players in question are already suspended.
     

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