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Report: Two ex-Huskers expelled for alleged sexual misconduct

Field Level Media

April 07, 2020 at 2:18 am.

Two former Nebraska football players were expelled from the school effective Friday after they were ruled to have violated the university’s policy against sexual misconduct, ESPN.com reported Monday.

A university board of conduct barred the students, according to a March 25 letter that ESPN.com reportedly saw. The website added that a school spokeswoman confirmed that the students involved were Katerian LeGrone and Andre Hunt, both redshirt freshmen.

LeGrone, a tight end, and Hunt, a wide receiver, were suspended by the Cornhuskers football team in late August and were no longer listed as being members of the team in December. Both players were facing a recommended 2 1/2-year suspension from the university after a school investigation, and both had entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.

Per ESPN, the university report concluded that there was “evidence to suggest” both players sexually assaulted a female student on Aug. 25. LeGrone and Hunt were charged by the Lincoln Police Department with first-degree sexual assault.

Carlos Monzon, an attorney for Hunt, told ESPN on Monday that Hunt was “already at a different university and he’s playing,” although the lawyer wouldn’t name the school.

LeGrone is living with family and “exploring his options,” his attorneys told ESPN.

Both men will plead not guilty to the charges, according to their lawyers. Per ESPN, a hearing in Hunt’s case is slated for April and a hearing in LeGrone’s case is due to be held in June, but it’s possible the coronavirus pandemic will affect the court’s schedule.

LeGrone saw a bit of action with the Cornhuskers in 2018, making one catch for 8 yards. Hunt did not record any statistics with Nebraska.