SAN ANTONIO - Texas has sent home backup quarterback Case McCoy and injured linebacker Jordan Hicks on the eve of the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio for violating team rules, a person with knowledge of the suspensions told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the school wasn't releasing the names of the suspended players. The person said the players broke curfew.
Police were called at 2:49 am Friday to a Downtown hotel on the Riverwalk to investigate allegations of a sexual assault. The police report states that the woman claims she was sexually assaulted by one person as another watched.
An SAPD source is confirming that the two men named in the police report are two high-profile UT football players.
Sgt. Javier Salazar, a police spokesman, said only that detectives are in the early stages of investigating the case. A heavily-redacted police report says a 21-year-old woman told police she had several drinks and believed she was assaulted around 2 a.m. Friday after inviting two men, identified only as students, to her hotel room.
"It's a very meticulous process," Salazar said. "As far as these investigations go, it's very early."
The woman said one of the men assaulted her while the other "just stood there and watched," the report said. Police said they observed bruises on the woman's right knee and left bicep.
After talking to police, the woman was taken to a San Antonio hospital, where she was seen by a sexual assault nurse examiner, according to the report. The two suspects also were taken to the hospital and examined by the nurse, the report says.
Ben Turner, acting general manager at the Holiday Inn on San Antonio's Riverwalk, said police were summoned to the hotel between 2 and 3 a.m. Friday to investigate an alleged sexual assault. He said hotel staff was cooperating with police.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
The incident happened here in San Antonio as the University of Texas football team is in town to face the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Bowl Saturday at 5:45pm.
McCoy, the brother of former Texas star and current Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, has played eight games this season, including one start. He has thrown for 722 yards and six touchdowns.
Hicks was a starter but hasn't played since the third game of the season because of a hip injury.