Nebraska football players face suspension after sexual assault allegations

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Two Nebraska football players, wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian LeGrone, were suspended indefinitely by the program back in August.

Neither player saw the field for Scott Frost’s Cornhuskers this season. Though, the reasoning behind their suspensions was not known until Thursday.

ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” just recently ran an in-depth report that indicates the two are alleged to have committed sexual assault inside of a Lincoln apartment back in August.

While no criminal charges have been filed, local authorities note that there’s an ongoing investigation.

“A woman reported an incident to the Lincoln Police Department the night it happened, according to Nebraska’s findings and a police report obtained by Outside the Lines,” ESPN noted. “The police report notes only that a rape was reported at an off-campus apartment on the evening of Aug. 25. Lincoln Police Capt. Ryan Dale said Thursday that there was an open investigation and he could not provide any further details.”

In addition to possible criminal charges, the two face a 2.5-year ban from Nebraska under the umbrella of the school’s sexual misconduct policy.

“The report issued Wednesday states that the’greater weight of the evidence” supported that the two men ‘engaged in sexual assault and sexual harassment, in violation of university sexual misconduct policies’ in an Aug. 25 incident at their off-campus apartment,” the OTL report read.

A 6-foot wide receiver from California, Hunt was a three-star recruit in the class of 2018.

LeGrone was also a three-star recruit from Georgia in the same class. He saw action in one game as a freshman in 2018, catching a single pass for eight yards.