Three Naval Academy football players investigated for sexual assault

Posted at 11:10 AM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 11:14:02-04

Norfolk, Va. – Three football players at the Naval Academy are under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a female midshipman.

The Naval Academy would not name the players under investigation or say when the investigation started, according to

“Naval Academy leadership is monitoring the progress of this investigation and evaluating the appropriate options for adjudication,” Naval Academy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield said in a statement.

“It is completely inappropriate to make any other public comment on this investigation or any ongoing investigation as we risk compromising the military justice process.”

The investigation comes six days after President Obama spoke at the Naval Academy graduation and challenged the newly commissioned officers to combat the growing problem of sexual assault in the service academies and the military at large.


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