Two Longhorn players accused of sexual assault suspended

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by MARVIN HURST

KENS 5

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 11:32 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Just one day before the Alamo Bowl, two University of Texas football players are at the center of a sexual assault investigation, San Antonio police confirmed to WFAA sister station KENS 5.

The two players have been suspended and sent home, coach Mack Brown said during an 11 a.m. press conference. 

Police were called at 2:48 a.m. Friday to the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in the 200 block of North St. Mary.

A woman told police she met two UT players out partying overnight and invited them back to her room at the Holiday Inn. She later made the allegations of sexual assault to police.

Officers said University of Texas football coaches have been notified of the situation. The players have had initial talks with police and were expected to be further questioned by police sexual assault detectives Friday morning.

The names of the players have not been released, since no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. However, Brown did confirm the suspensions. 

The Longhorns team is staying at the Marriott RiverCenter hotel.

Both teams in the Alamo Bowl game -- the University of Texas Longhorns and the Oregon State Beavers -- were scheduled to have a walk-through practice at the Alamodome on Friday.

Email mhurst@kens.com

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