In yet another sad intersection of college sports and sexual assault, five Kansas basketball players have been interviewed about a sexual assault that allegedly took place in their on-campus apartment building.
According to the Lawrence Journal-World, the suspect is accused to raping a 16-year-old girl in the building where the men’s basketball team and a handful of other male students live.
Investigators have listed five people as witnesses to the alleged rape, all of them Jayhawks basketball players, and have also interviewed a Kansas Athletics administrator and two 19-year-old women.
We should be clear that police have not charged anyone or even publicly identified a suspect, so we don’t know for sure what the basketball players’ involvement was in the alleged assault.
We do know that rape and sexual assault is far too common on college campuses, perpetrated by men with toxic views toward women and destructive senses of entitlement. And we know that high-profile athletes are not above this culture.
We’ll have more on this story as information becomes available.