Two Huskers, tight end Katerian LeGrone and wideout Andre Hunt, have entered their names into the transfer portal, a spokesman confirmed to Hail Varsity Friday.
The two, both redshirt freshmen, face a 2.5 year suspension from the University of Nebraska, according to a report from ESPN Thursday, pending the result of a Title IX investigation into reported sexual misconduct.
The ESPN report states that the university’s findings found the “greater weight of the evidence” supported that the two men “engaged in sexual assault and sexual harassment.” The incident allegedly occured at an off-campus apartment on Aug. 25. ESPN’s report claims the two were indefinitely suspend by the Husker football team on Aug. 26. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters publicly announced the suspension two days later.
Both Hunt and LeGrone’s attorneys maintain their clients’ respective innocence. As of Thursday, a source confirmed to Hail Varsity the two were still enrolled at UNL. Kaz Long, LeGrone’s attorney, and Carlos A. Monzon, Hunt’s attorney, both said Thursday night they were still having discussions about whether to appeal the suspension handed down or seek a transfer.
As of Dec. 4, according to the ESPN report, the two had seven university business days to officially request an appeal before the suspension becomes final.
According to a spokesperson for the Lincoln Police Department, there is currently an open and active investigation into the alleged sexual assault, though no criminal charges have officially been filed yet.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.