Police dispute status of sex assault case involving UT player

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Posted on January 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 5:59 PM

SAN ANTONIO — The attorney for University of Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks said Wednesday San Antonio police will not file charges against the Longhorns football player accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown San Antonio hotel.

However, the police department released a statement later Wednesday afternoon that said its Special Victims Unit is still reviewing the case.

Perry Minton, Hicks' attorney, issued the following statement in a news release on Wednesday:

"I just got off the phone with the San Antonio Police Department Detective in charge of the investigation of my client and he has informed me that no charges will be brought against Jordan Hicks or anyone else in this matter. The investigation is closed."

According to a police report, the alleged victim was an "acquaintance" of at least one of the players she met up with while partying at a nightclub.

The woman told officers she had several alcoholic drinks with the men before they went to the hotel bar at the Holiday Inn. She told officers she then invited both men back to her hotel room, where the alleged sexual assault occurred.

Minton had said in a written statement after the incident that Hicks "vehemently asserts" that the conduct under investigation by San Antonio police was "consensual by everyone involved."

The release went on to say Hicks will be returning to the University of Texas once school resumes from holiday break.

The team was in San Antonio to play against Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. Hicks and backup quarterback Case McCoy were sent home the night before the Alamo Bowl for violating team rules.

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