=== Report: Three Navy players face charges over alleged rape ===
(Sports Network) - Officials at the U.S, Naval Academy will reportedly charge
three football players in connection with the alleged rape of a female
midshipman in April of 2012.
According to multiple media sources, the incident occurred after the
woman, whose name was not disclosed, attended a party at an off-campus
property known as the "football house" in Annapolis.
The alleged victim then woke up at the house the next morning with little
recollection of what happened, according to a reported statement by the
woman's lawyer. She learned through friends and social media that three
football players were claiming they had sexual intercourse with her while she
The three football players' names have yet to be revealed, as Navy has not
completed an official charge sheet. However, all of them reportedly remain at
the Naval Academy and were allowed to play football during the 2012 season.
The midshipman reported the incident to the Naval Criminal Investigation
Service, which started an investigation that lasted until November, but did
not press charges, according to the Military Times. NCIS reopened the
investigation in February and has since completed it and has been reviewed by
According to the Baltimore Sun, Navy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield confirmed
that all three football players will face an Article 32 hearing. The hearing
will begin a process similar to a civilian grand jury investigation in order
to determine if a general court-martial is warranted, if administrative
sanctions are to be ordered, or to dismiss the charges.
06/17 21:20:13 ET