McGill U. Football Players Quit Team After Sexual Assault Charges Revealed

Published: November 13, 2013

MONTREAL — Three McGill University football players have quit the team after 15-month-old rape charges against the trio were made public.

Police charged the students with sexually assaulting a former Concordia University student in September 2011 at the players’ off-campus apartment. The group was arrested in April 2012 and arraigned in July 2012, UPI.com reports.

Despite this, the students continued playing football for the school until The Montreal Gazette published an article on Oct. 31 publicizing their charges. Now, McGill University is in hot water with the campus groups such as the Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students’ Society and the Union for Gender Empowerment, for failing to take disciplinary action against the students.

McGill officials said they hadn’t taken disciplinary action against the players because the victim was not a McGill student and the incident didn’t occur on campus grounds. Additionally, administrators claim they were waiting on the outcome of the trial before deciding to charge them under the student’s code of conduct.

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