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Associated Press: 3 Sacred Heart Lacrosse Players Accused Of Sexual Assault

4 - Published November 24, 2009 by in College

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US Lacrosse first broke the story on their twitter feed.  More information as it emerges…but needless to say having the word “lacrosse” tied in with these allegations gives flashbacks (justified or not) to the Duke trial all over again.

3 Conn. lacrosse players accused of sexual assault

(AP) – 3 hours ago

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Three players on Sacred Heart University’s men’s lacrosse team have been charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female student.

Police charged 18-year-old Nicholas Travers of Smithtown, N.Y., 18-year-old Zachari Triner of Mansfield, Mass., and 19-year-old Timothy Sanders of Ashburn, Va., with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault Sunday.

The Connecticut Post reports that authorities say Sanders and the woman were having consensual sex in a dorm, when Sanders suddenly summoned the other two men to the room. Police say Travers and Triner sexually assaulted the woman while Sanders held her down.

Sanders’ lawyer says the allegations are “grossly exaggerated.” Police say Triner denied touching the girl, and Travers denied knowing anything about what happened.

Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

UPDATE: When Deadspin runs a story about lacrosse, chances are it’s not to sing praise for the sport from the rooftops.

Lacrosse Players Accused Of Terrible Things, Media Braces For Impact

Three Sacred Heart University lacrosse players have been charged with “conspiracy to commit sexual assault” on a female student in their dorm. Less surprising is that coverage of this story is already turning into a potential quagmire of hyperbolic accusations.