2 UT football players sent home before bowl game

Published On: Dec 28 2012 12:03:54 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 28 2012 11:19:02 PM CST

SAN ANTONIO -

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown said two players have been sent home for breaking team rules, and those students may be part of a rape investigation.

Brown said two players have been sent home for breaking team rules, but did not name them.

“We had a couple of men that broke team rules last night," Brown said. "They have been suspended from the team and they will be sent home and will not be available for the game and I will not address any more questions in that manner.”

Local 2's sister station KXAN in Austin reports that the two players suspended are junior QB Case McCoy, brother of former Longhorn Colt McCoy, and junior LB Jordan Hicks.

UT is scheduled to play Oregon State at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Alamodome in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Brown made the statement regarding the allegations at a planned press conference as part of the normal Alamo Bowl pregame activities.

"They have been suspended from the team and they will be sent home and will not be available for the game and I will not address any more questions in that matter," said Brown.

However, the names of the two player sent home have not been released by the school.

According to a San Antonio police report issued Friday, investigators were called to the Holiday Inn River Walk on the report of a sexual assault very early Friday morning, approximately 2:48 a.m.

The report indicates a 21-year-old woman met two men at the bar, then went to a room upstairs around 2 a.m. where she claims she was assaulted by one of the men while the other watched.

She did tell police that she had been drinking but that she didn't "quite remember" what happened.

According to the report, the woman's alleged attackers are described as being a 20-year-old black man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 235 pounds, and a 21-year-old white man, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds.

Also according to the report, both men are listed as students, but the report does not indicate where they attend school.

The men are not identified in the police report nor have they been charged.