Four Purdue players accused of sexual assault, university responds
According to the Lafayette Journal and Courier, four Purdue football players were accused of sexual assault by two students.
The incident allegedly took place on Oct. 13 at an off-campus residence where the accused players live. That news became public on Wednesday after a news release from Massillamany & Jeter LLP, a Fishers-based law firm representing the students revealed the accusations.
The law firm called for the university to expel the students.
The four players involved reportedly cooperated with police when interviewed as part of the investigation. They were already suspended as a result of the accusation but they’re still allowed to attend classes.
After the initial report came out, another student reportedly came forward and said she experienced a similar situation involving Purdue football players.
“If there are others out there who have been victimized in this manner, we encourage them to contact us to get the justice they deserve,” attorney Mario Massillimany said to the J&C.
Purdue responded with this official statement:
UPDATE: Tippecanoe Count Prosecutor Office says that no charges were filed against the Purdue players after “a review of evidence.”
It remains to be seen if the players involved will remain suspended from the team.