UT Player's Attorney: No Sexual Assault Occurred

An attorney representing one of the two Texas football players suspended before the Alamo Bowl says a sexual assault allegation against his client is "completely false."

Perry Minton said in a written statement that linebacker Jordan Hicks "vehemently asserts" the conduct under investigation by San Antonio police was "consensual by everyone involved."

Minton noted Hicks gave a statement to police and underwent a physical examination when requested to do so.

"These are not the actions of a young man with a guilty conscience," Minton wrote. "These are the actions of an honest citizen eager to cooperate with law enforcement on every level in order to clear his name and that of his friend."

Texas coach Mack Brown suspended two unidentified players last Friday. The suspensions followed a San Antonio television station's report that police were investigating two UT players -- also unnamed -- for alleged sexual assault.

A person with knowledge of the suspensions told The Associated Press that Hicks and backup quarterback Case McCoy, both juniors, were the players.

Hicks was the Longhorns' leading tackler before he injured his groin Sept. 15 against Ole Miss.

Minton said Hicks and his family are "devastated" by the incident.

A San Antonio police spokesman said the matter remains under investigation, precluding the department from discussing it in greater detail.

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