Saint Louis launches investigation in wake of sex assault allegations

Saint Louis University is conducting a Title IX review and police are investigating following allegations of sexual assault against four men’s basketball players.

The names of the players under investigation have not been released.

In the meantime, the team has announced that basketball practices, which officially begin Saturday, will be closed to the media.

The university said it was informed by police that three women reported sexual assaults by the players on Sept. 24. The women, two of whom are students at the school, went to a local hospital shortly after the alleged assaults. The victims told police they were assaulted in an on-campus apartment.

“Jacob is a great young man dealing with some personal medical concerns,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said in a statement. “We are committed to helping him cope, supporting him on all levels and helping him prepare to get back on the playing field with his teammates as soon as possible.”

Kyle Kempt started in place of Park against Oklahoma. He and Joel Lanning shared quarterback duties in the 38-31 upset.

There is no timeline for Park’s return. Park, who began his career at Georgia before transferring to two small schools and eventually to Iowa State, threw three interceptions in the Cyclones’ last game, a 17-7 home loss to Texas on Sept. 28. He appeared to argue with Campbell on the sideline during the second half but remained in the game.

Campbell denied rumors that Park had been suspended and reiterated his support Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike for the quarterback earlier this week.

“We are focused on helping Jacob in any way we can,” Campbell said in the Friday statement. “I know how important the football team is to Jacob and how important Jacob is to MLB Jerseys Wholesale the football team. But, supporting one another in difficult times is where our focus is.”

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