Five San Diego State football players are being accused of rape | Why are the police not doing anything?
According to a report released by SI.com, five members of the San Diego State football team are being accused of rape that took place at a house party off campus.
The report is scary, and claims were rapidly spreading among the school’s athletes that five players had raped an unconscious girl and left her bloodied and bruised at a house party off campus.
According to a report released, the incident happened back on October 16th. SDSU had not launched any internal investigation into the matter.
At the time of the alleged rape by football players, the San Diego State Aztec football team was riding a six-game winning streak in one of its best seasons in years. The team finished with a 12-2 record and was ranked 25th in the nation in the final Associated Press poll.
This happened the day after the Aztecs beat rivals San Jose State. The LA Times is reporting that the schools president was informed of the situation three days after the reported assault.
One athlete even provided the name of one of the players, a senior. Both athletes who stepped forward to tell officials were not at the party though. So this comes off as hearsay.
“99% of the football players are aware of the 5-person rape so the rest of the student-athletes are left wondering why nothing is being done,” the student said, according to records obtained, They added, “Every person in authority here at SDSU needs to be aware of this, including [San Diego State President] Adela de la Torre.”
This is pretty bad. The school not reporting the incident, the police not really looking into the matter. At the end of the day, this is a serious matter. Shame on San Diego State for dragging this out, they need to at least attempt to investigate the matter.
If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org
An email was sent to me from San Diego State saying that the article was in fact inaccurate. A representative from the school stated that San Diego Police Department formally requested that SDSU not launch an investigation or conduct interviews regarding the reported off campus sexual assault to avoid compromising it’s own criminal investigation.
The email also said, SDSU has agreed to pause any investigation, but this is not a permanent stop. When appropriate, the university will reassess the appropriate action to take to ensure the university responds in a responsible way.