(USA TODAY) North Carolina State football players Antoine Thompson and Kevince Brown, both freshmen, have been dismissed from the team, according coach Dave Doeren.
According to a report from CBS North Carolina, the disciplinary action comes after an investigation into a sexual assault allegations from an on-campus party on July 21.
The report says that three other players, Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas, have been suspended. The players were at the party in a student’s room.
“We have a locker room full of young men committed to representing our University with integrity and respect, and have created a strong culture for NC State Football through our leadership program," Doeren said in a statement. "We had five freshmen, two of whom have been dismissed, who made poor decisions that don’t align with the values of our program and each has been handled accordingly. Although I’ve disciplined these players for violations of the Student Athlete Code of Conduct, I want to make it clear that I respect due process in the University and legal proceedings. Our players understand that I’m going be firm, but fair when it comes to discipline.”
According to a statement from athletic director Debbie Yow, the players weren't disciplined because of allegations of sexual assault but because they violated the school's code of conduct and football team rules. She also said that the school reserves the right to impose additional sanctions if new violations are discovered.
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