Two Minnesota football players have been named in a restraining order that seeks to keep them away from TCF Bank Stadium on football game days, according to documents obtained by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Carlton Djam and Tamarion Johnson haven’t spoken publicly about the matter, but their attorney indicated the duo will oppose the order.
“We just learned at the 11th hour that my clients were served with a (restraining order) with regards to the baseless allegations of misconduct in which they were cleared,” the players’ attorney, Lee Hutton, told the Star-Tribune. “It went through the process. The Minneapolis police meticulously investigated the allegations that went up to a prosecutor to review, and the Minneapolis police decided not to charge my clients.”
The order stems from an alleged incident on Sept. 2 that led to the suspension of four players, including Johnson. The players never faced criminal charges and their suspensions were lifted. The woman who filed the order was reportedly involved in the alleged prior incident, and, according to the paper, she “participates in the university’s home football game operation.”
The stadium was one of two addresses listed in the order, which asks that the players not be allowed at either location for two years.
Johnson, a freshman, is expected to redshirt this year.
Djam, a sophomore running back, has seven carries for 33 yards this season.
Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys hasn’t released a statement about the matter, but the university did to the Star-Tribune.
“It would not be appropriate for the University to comment on this matter to the extent it relates to University students. The University reaffirms, however, that it will honor and comply with court orders.”
The Gophers play Rutgers this weekend in Minneapolis.