SAN ANTONIO--The Texas Longhorns have suspended two players who broke team rules Friday, one day before the Valero Alamo Bowl.
The suspended players are backup quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks, according to reports by ESPN.com and the San Antonio Express-News. McCoy and Hicks are both juniors, but neither was expected to play in Saturday's bowl game against Oregon State. Hicks has not played since Sept. 15 at Mississippi, the result of an injury.
Before coach Mack Brown's previously scheduled news conference Friday morning, KENS-TV in San Antonio reported that a 21-year-old woman accused two Texas players of sexual assault early that morning at a hotel in downtown San Antonio. Police declined to confirm that UT football players were involved. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
"As has been reported, we had a couple of young men that broke team rules last night," Coach Brown said Friday morning. "They have been suspended from the team, and they will be sent home and will not be available for the game."
Brown declined to answer a question about the team's curfew. The Longhorns have been staying at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel in downtown San Antonio since Monday.
According to a San Antonio Police Department report, police responded to the incident between 2 and 2:40 a.m. on Friday. The alleged victim told police she met the suspects at a local nightclub and invited them back to her hotel room, where one man had sex with her while the other watched. The report said she admitted to consuming at least four alcoholic beverages before inviting the suspects to her room. Other than the officers, all names in the police report were redacted.
Brown said he would speak to the team Friday afternoon about the situation.
"We understand that when you have an issue, you deal with it and move forward," he said.