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Matt Rhule Confirms Players Suspended Following Sexual Assault Allegations

The Baylor head coach confirmed the suspensions this week, just as the Bears head into spring practice.

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule confirmed Wednesday afternoon that three players on his football team have been suspended following sexual assault allegations.

According to Rhule, the players were suspended shortly after allegations were made of their involvement in a sexual assault incident last November. A police report of that incident was filed by two members of the Baylor women’s equestrian team who wish to remain anonymous. A heavily redacted copy of that report, available here, contains accusations of rape.

The Waco Tribune has confirmed the names of the three players and a fourth, who was also suspended for unspecified reasons: linebacker Eric Ogor, defensive end Justin Harris and safeties Tre’von Lewis and John Arthur. All except Ogor, a junior, are redshirt freshmen.

Rhule emphasized on Wednesday that the players in question were suspended by a university committee that handles the allegations and not him. He believes, however, that all the proper procedures have been followed. Rhule has continually praised Baylor in the past for progress being made in the wake of its sexual assault scandal. Title IX training is now required in his program.

The four players will of course not being participating in spring practices for Baylor, which begin today.

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