Although the charges were soon dropped and that girl and her parents requested that no charges be filed against the players — one of whom was her boyfriend — the reputations of the young men hung by a thin, emotional thread. Her resident assistant shooed them out of the room and took her to a top St. “I was told to shut up and mind my own business,” and she did, until now.
Mary’s official, who she says told her that one of the men had raped another St. Which is not to say she ever really healed: “Every part of my life, every decision I’ve made has been completely different because of what happened that night.” Outcome: 1974: According to the NYT piece, the coach, Ara Parseghian, “appealed to the university president and helped the students gain the precedent-setting clemency that allowed them back in school (one transferred).” The students were still suspended for a year because “they were found guilty of university violations while being cleared of criminal charges.” During the suspension year, “Parseghian found jobs for two of the students and helped the others enroll in junior colleges.” 1976: No charges filed.
Dwight Robertson, the starting tailback for the University of Oregon, was indicted yesterday along with three former members of the football team on charges of first degree sodomy and coercion.
Meanwhile, the Eugene police said they had conducted an investigation into alleged sexual assaults and burglaries by Oregon players and had talked to a number of women who said they were rape victims.
The Lane County authorities said other players might be indicted.
[…] The police said the coercion charges stemmed from alleged threats by the four men indicted yesterday to expose a woman to public ridicule if she did not comply with their sexual demands.
The Alameda County district attorney’s office declined to prosecute, saying there was insufficient evidence.
The grand jury returned no bills of indictment on three separate charges against Clemson tailback Kenny Flowers and defensive back A. Johnson and former players Duke Holloman and Craig Crawford.
The three charges were criminal sexual assault, kidnapping and larceny.
University said the men could continue to play football.
Circuit Solicitor Joe Watson says he will ask a Pickens County grand jury to investigate a sexual assault case that was brought and then dropped against four Clemson University students, two of whom are football players. The warrants, which were never served on Flowers and Johnson, were withdrawn after an attorney representing the two athletes met with the alleged victim and she decided against continuing to press charges. C.) Grand jury decided there was insufficient evidence to indict four present and former Clemson football university players on charges they sexually assaulted the mother of another player.