Former Michigan State football players Keith Mumphery and Max Bullough have been cut by the Houston Texans, according to multiple reports.
Mumphery and Bullough were teammates for the Spartans for three seasons, from 2011-2013.
As reported by Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press, last year Mumphery was expelled from graduate courses and banned from the campus, for allegedly “violating the university’s relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy.”
The decision stems from a 2015 incident in which Solari reports:
Mumphery was accused of sexually assaulting a student in her MSU dorm room on March 17, 2015. The woman reported it to MSU Police that night shortly after the incident. According to the campus police report, the two met a few months before the incident on an online dating site, agreeing to meet at her dorm room weeks later. The report details conflicting accounts of who was the aggressor and whether elements of their sexual behavior were consensual.
Mumphery was a fifth-round pick of the Texans in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played 13 games in his rookie season, catching 14 passes for 175 yards, while also contributing on kick and punt returns.
Bullough was a two-time All-Big Ten first team selection at linebacker for the Spartans. After joining Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2014, he played three season with the Texans, contributing 56 tackles. Bullough is currently suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.