N.C. State already faces a tough task as it opens the season against South Carolina on Sept. 2 in a neutral-site game in Charlotte, NC, so the news that two players have been dismissed from the program and three others have been suspended will make it even more difficult.
Per CBS North Carolina, freshmen Antoine Thompson and Kevince Brown were dismissed, while Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins, and Xavier Lyas, all also freshmen, were suspended.
The five players were part of an investigation of sexual assault allegations that stemmed from a party on the Raleigh campus in July. While the school acknowledged the investigation, the punishments were “ not regarding the allegations of sexual assault.”
Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren released a statement regarding the disciplinary actions:
“We had five freshmen, two of whom have been dismissed, who made poor decisions that don’t align with the values of our program and each has been handled accordingly. Although I’ve disciplined these players for violations of the Student Athlete Code of Conduct, I want to make it clear that I respect due process in the University and legal proceedings. Our players understand that I’m going be firm, but fair when it comes to discipline.”
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