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Report: 5 Of 10 Suspended Minnesota Players Facing Expulsion For Alleged Sexual Assault

Minnesota indefinitely suspended 10 of its football players ahead of its bowl game.

According to a report by the Star Tribune, five of the 10 suspended Minnesota football players are facing expulsion from the school for an alleged sexual assault. Four others are facing a year-long suspension and another is facing probation.

The alleged incident took place on Sept. 2 following a football game.

From the Star Tribune's report:

A woman’s claim that she was assaulted in the early morning hours after the Gophers’ first game, documented through police reports and court testimony, ultimately led to an investigation by the school’s office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Lee Hutton (the players' attorney) said the EOAA recommended expulsion for Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson and Tamarion Johnson; one-year suspensions from the university for Seth Green, Kobe McCrary, Mark Williams and Antoine Winfield Jr., and probation for Antonio Shenault.

The players are currently in the midst of appealing the punishment.

You can read the Tribune's full report here.