N.C. State University dismissed two first-year football players and suspended three others after reports of an alleged sexual assault at an on-campus party the players attended last month, according to CBS North Carolina.
According to a statement by N.C. State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow, these actions are not allegations of sexual assault and instead reference violations of the Student Athlete Code of Conduct and Football Team Rules.
“Participation in intercollegiate athletics is a privilege, not a right,” Yow said. “The football players who violated the Student Athlete Code of Conduct and Football Team Rules have been disciplined by Coach Doeren, with my full support.”
Campus police sent an email to students on July 23 alerting them of the allegations.
“All three incidents are alleged to have been committed by male students known to the female student victims/survivors while at a party,” the email said. “University Police continue to investigate.”