Four University of Minnesota football players are reportedly under police investigation for a possible connection to an alleged criminal sexual conduct case involving a 22-year-old woman.
The allegation, reported Sept. 3, was found in a police-aided records search, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on its website Monday.
On Saturday, a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman said four Gophers players were mentioned in an unspecified case.
The alleged incident happened the morning of Sept. 2, hours after Minnesota’s season-opening victory over Oregon State at TCF Bank Stadium, according to the Pioneer Press, and no names were listed in the police report.
Gophers coach Tracy Claeys suspended four players for the Sept. 10 game — defensive end Tamarion Johnson, safety Dior Johnson and cornerbacks KiAnte Hardin and Ray Buford — saying only that that they “busted the team rules,” the Pioneer Press reported.