Eye of the Hurricane

May 4, 2011

UM Football Player Turns Himself In to Police

Filed under: sports, college — magdebar @ 5:53 pm
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According to CBS4 in Miami, UM defensive lineman Jeffrey Brown turned himself in to Coral Gables police just hours ago. Brown, a redshirt freshman, will potentially face charges of rape stemming from an incident that police say happened in a University dorm. According to the following report, Brown helped a severely intoxicated UM student back into her dorm room and later returned and sexually assaulted her.

Brown is currently suspended indefinitely. The University released a statement saying they are aware of the “serious charges” and cannot comment further right now.

We clearly don’t know what happened that night. And I’m not about to brand a kid when we don’t know all the facts yet. But this is obviously not something Al Golden and his staff want to deal with. And knowing him, I’m sure he won’t tolerate it. A charge like this is not about image anymore…If convicted, Brown should face proper justice and not be allowed to see the field as a University of Miami student-athlete.

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