Sports / Virginia

2 Liberty athletes suspended over alleged sex assault

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University says two football players have been suspended from the team after an investigation connected them to an alleged sexual assault last year.

The school said in a statement that football players Cameron Jackson and Kyle Carrington were suspended after they and former student Avery James were found to have violated the university’s policy on sexual harassment, discrimination and assault.

Liberty said the three were connected to an alleged off-campus sexual assault in August 2015. The school wouldn’t say what role each of them is alleged to have played in the reported assault.

Joshua Farmer, an attorney for Jackson, said in a statement that Jackson denies the allegations “in the strongest possible terms.” A school spokesman said he didn’t know whether Carrington or James have obtained attorneys.

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