Longhorn football players Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks have been suspended from the Alamo Bowl — set to played Saturday night in San Antonio against the Oregon State Beavers — and sent home according to multiple sources being referenced by the Austin American-Statesman's Hookem.com.
Both men are juniors and recognized leaders of the football team. McCoy, the brother of Texas legend Colt McCoy and the starting quarterback for the Kansas State game, had been named the backup quarterback for the Alamo Bowl; Hicks, a starting linebacker has missed most of the season due to injury and was not slated to play.
Their suspensions come with a cloud of suspicion after KENS-TV in San Antonio reported that San Antonio police were investigating two Texas football players accused of sexual assault last night by a 21-year-old woman.
According to the report, the woman met two unnamed Texas football players during a night of partying and invited them back to her hotel room after 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. She later filed sexual assault complaints against them.
No charges have been filed against anyone, but early Friday, Mack Brown announced that two players had been suspended and sent home for a "violation of team rules." One can surmise that the players are those accused, and that the violation is related to being out after team curfew.
It's important to note again that no charges have been filed and any suggestion that McCoy and Hicks are the two named in the complaint is simply an assumption, however the two men are the only two to be suspended today and their descriptions do match those in the SAPD complaint, which reads:
#1= black male age 20, 6'2" and 235 pounds. Bald. Medium build. #2= white male, age 21, 6'0" and 180 pounds. Brown collar length hair. Green eyes.
Both players enjoy excellent reputations and until formal charges are brought, the speculation centers around the impact these suspensions may have to the team and no other comment can be expected from either SAPD or The University of Texas.