UNC football player from Cobb surrenders on sexual assault charge

A University of North Carolina football player from Cobb County has turned himself into a magistrate court in Chapel Hill on charges of alleged sexual battery and assault involving a fellow student, according to multiple media reports.

An arrest warrant issued Tuesday charges Allen Artis, 21, of Marietta, with two misdemeanors. Prosecutors found there was not enough evidence for felony charges, The Associated Press reported. Artis, a junior linebacker, graduated from Wheeler High School.

According to the warrant, the alleged incident occurred in February and Artis “should have known that the other person was mentally incapacitated and physically helpless.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution does not typically name alleged victims of sexual assault. However, the victim, Delaney Robinson, held a news conference Tuesday after she became frustrated with the handling of the case.

Artis did not practice with the team Tuesday and was suspended indefinitely under university athletic policy.

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