Following an investigation into an October sexual assault case, three Purdue football players have been expelled.
Four Purdue football players that were allegedly involved in a sexual assault incident on October 13 at an off-campus house were not charged with any wrongdoing. A new investigation, however, has resulted in the expulsion of three of those players.
The October assault was immediately reported to both the police and Purdue officials, but following a police investigation, the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office decided not to file any charges. The university then proceeded with its own investigation. The four players were suspended from the team, but still allowed to go to class while the university investigation was underway.
Mario Massillamany, the lawyer who represented the accusers, issued the following statement to Fox59.
“My clients and I appreciate Purdue’s careful review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident, which led to the expulsion of these three players. Purdue has taken the necessary steps to ensure that these players will not victimize another student, for which we are grateful.”
It’s not immediately clear whether the fourth player involved will receive any further disciplinary action, or if he’ll be allowed to return to the team.