Two NC State freshmen were dismissed from the football team while three other freshmen were suspended, according to CBS North Carolina .
Antoine Thompson and Kevince Brown were kicked off the team after an investigation into an on-campus party where three sexual assaults allegedly occurred.
While the school said the players’ dismissal doesn’t have to do with the sexual assault allegations, they could still face criminal charges and be part of Title IX cases.
Freshmen Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas were also suspended from the team. The five players were at the party, where alcohol and marijuana was present.
“We had five freshmen, two of whom have been dismissed, who made poor decisions that don’t align with the values of our program and each has been handled accordingly,” coach Dave Doeren said in a statement.
“Although I’ve disciplined these players for violations of the Student Athlete Code of Conduct, I want to make it clear that I respect due process in the University and legal proceedings. Our players understand that I’m going be firm, but fair when it comes to discipline.”