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Report: LSU freshman LB Jacob Phillips being investigated for rape

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Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips is reportedly being investigated for rape, stemming from an alleged incident on June 11 of this year.

According to TMZ Sports, Phillips is being accused by another LSU student athlete with whom he had a previous romantic relationship with.

“The accuser told police she very clearly turned down Phillips’ sexual advancements on June 11 — but he kept going. We’re told the woman insists she repeatedly told Phillips to leave but he refused.  The woman went to the hospital a few hours later where a rape kit was administered and police took photos of bruises she claims she sustained in the alleged rape.”

Phillips, 18, is a four-star linebacker who committed to LSU this past January. To this point, he has not been charged with a crime or arrested, per the report. Police are still investigating the allegations against him at this time.

To this point, LSU has refrained from commenting on this matter.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

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