Three Purdue University football players are no longer enrolled in the school due to their alleged role in an October sexual assault.
According to media reports, the three players, whose names were not released to the public, were expelled by Purdue on March 17 as a result of an investigation into a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in October 2016.
The three players were accused of sexual assault on Oct. 13 at an off-campus house they lived in, however the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office, after investigating the case and reviewing evidence, decided not to press charged against the players.
The players were being investigated by Massillamany & Jeter LLP, a law firm representing the alleged victims. The firm also accused the players of giving alcohol to minors.
Purdue did not comment on the matter, specifically the dismissal of the players, but issued a statement on Friday.
“Federal law prohibits the university from releasing specific information regarding disciplinary sanctions against a student,” Purdue said in a statement. “However, we reiterate that Purdue takes any report of sexual assault seriously. The university consistently follows its processes to ensure the rights of all parties involved are respected.”