This is sickening.
Two University of Miami football players, Jawand Blue and Alexander Figueroa, were arrested and charged with sexual battery of a juvenile Tuesday. Both players admitted to committing sexual acts with the 17-year-old girl they knew was under the influence on Saturday, July 5th. The players confirmed they purchased alcohol for the teenager and took her back to their dorm where they performed acts on her without her consent. At that time, they were arrested.
The University of Miami swiftly took action and dismissed them from the football team effective immediately. They were also suspended and barred from the university. The university’s statement below:
“Earlier today, I permanently dismissed Jawand Blue and Alexander Figueroa from the UM football team. The University has also suspended the students from school and barred them from all campus facilities while the University conducts an internal investigation and continues to cooperate with local law enforcement.
Any allegation of a sexual assault is extremely serious, and the University will not tolerate conduct that threatens the sanctity and safety of our students and our campus. We hold all of our students – especially student athletes – to the highest standards of moral conduct.”
I don’t even know what to say. This is so distressing to read. But I applaud the quick action of the police and University of Miami in this matter.