Houston Texans wide receiver and former Michigan State football player Keith Mumphery was expelled from the university in 2016 and banned from the campus for violating the school’s relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy, according to MSU Police documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press.
According to police documents, Mumphery was accused of sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room on March 17, 2015. The woman reported the case to police that night. There were conflicting accounts of who was the aggressor and whether elements of their sexual behavior were consensual, according to police.
At the time, Mumphery was pursing a master’s degree in communications after earning a communications degree in 2014.
He had finished his playing career with the Spartans and was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft that May.
Michigan State Police forwarded the case to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, requesting third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges in late March 2015. But in August 2015, the prosecutor’s office declined to press charges because the case couldn’t be proven beyond reasonable doubt.
Mumphery’s case did go through the Title IX process at Michigan State, and on June 7, 2016, he was emailed a letter saying he violated the university’s policy on relationship violence and sexual misconduct and could not re-enroll. He was banned from campus until Dec. 31, 2018.
The Free Press tried to contact Mumphery but was unsuccessful. His agent and Michigan State both declined comment. The Texans said they were gathering information and would not comment at this time.
Mumphery had 88 catches for 1,348 yards and 7 touchdowns in his Spartans career, from 2011-14. With the Texans, he has 24 catches for 198 yards in two seasons.
Earlier this week, Spartans football staff member Curtis Blackwell was told that his contract would not be renewed. Earlier this month, it was revealed that three suspended Spartans football players had violated school policy.