Two N.C. State University freshman football players have been dismissed and three others have been suspended amid an investigation into reports of sexual assaults at a party last month.
No charges have been filed in the case that stems from three reports of sexual assaults at the Wolf Village student-housing complex on July 21. The five football players could face charges related to underage drinking and drugs, but NCSU Police Chief Jack Moorman did not say they are targets of the sexual-assault investigation.
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.
The code of conduct includes a policy that says student-athletes must abide by North Carolina laws regarding alcohol. Police said they determined the players were at a party July 21 that involved alcohol and marijuana use. All five players are under the legal drinking age.
University police are working with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office,