Two University of Texas football players were questioned by campus police as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault, the American-Statesman has learned.
A UT police spokesman confirmed that an investigation has begun involving three students after a recent on-campus incident. However, UT police would not divulge the identity of any individuals or the location of the incident, citing federal privacy rules. Campus police would not confirm whether anyone involved was a football player, either.
“The safety of our students is our first concern, and we are taking this investigation very seriously,” UT police spokesman Cindy Posey said.
But a source close to the football program said two football players were questioned. The source would not confirm their identity.
Texas coach Charlie Strong was unavailable for comment Saturday as the coaching staff was conducting a women’s football clinic.
Strong has firm beliefs about how his players should act around women. One of his stated five “core values” is to treat women with respect. He has said previously that violating one of his five core values was a sure way for a player to lose his scholarship.