Press Box: Ohio State players face rape allegation

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

Two unidentified Ohio State football players are being investigated by the school's police department for rape, according to a report.
The station withheld their names since they haven't been formally charged.
The alleged victim, an 18-year-old student, told investigators that the rape occurred Oct. 20, hours after the Buckeyes beat Purdue. She said she was "fooling around" with one player in a dorm room when another player entered and said, "Let me get in on this."
The report said: "The other player started touching her and made her to perform a sex act on him. She told investigators that she pushed him away and left."
When interviewed last month, one of the accused players offered a different version of the events. Ohio State confirmed to that an investigation is being conducted but declined further comment.

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