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NC State football dismisses 2 players, suspends 3 amid sex-assault allegations


RALEIGH — Two N.C. State University freshman Football players have been dismissed and three others have been suspended as part of an investigation into reports of sexual assaults at a party last month.


Antoine Thompson and Kevince Brown have been dismissed from the team, while Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas have been suspended for violations of the Student Athlete Code of Conduct, according to head football coach Dave Doeren.


“We have a locker room full of young men committed to representing our University with integrity and respect, and have created a strong culture for N.C. State football through our leadership program,” Doeren said in a statement.


Police have spent about 800 hours investigating the claims, including through interviews, search warrants to seize potential evidence from cellphones, the residence where the alleged assaults took place and video from campus security cameras.


One of the cases is being investigated as second-degree forcible rape after the alleged victim told police a suspect had sexual intercourse with her after she was given alcoholic beverages and an unnamed drug, according to one incident report.




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