Report: Former Wisconsin, NFL player accused of sexual assault of child
A former Wisconsin football player and defensive lineman in the NFL is being accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a minor, according to a report from ESPN.
Thomas Allen Burke has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota. ESPN reports that a young girl told her mother of the repeated abuse in February. Burke denies the accusation, per a criminal complaint.
Burke was held in the St. Louis County Jail in Minnesota and was held on $100,000 bail after being arrested on Friday. He was released on Monday after posting bail.
No other information was available in the report from ESPN.
Burke played college football at Wisconsin from 1995-98 and set the conference’s single-season sack record at 22. He has been inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame.
Burke then went on to play for the Arizona Cardinals from 1999-2002.