Star College Football Player Gets Cut From The Team After Being Charged With Raping A Girl Inside A Moving Car
The University of New Mexico wasted no time in suspending their star running back Crusoe Gongbay from the football team after hearing this.
The 20-year-old college athlete turned himself into police on Monday after being accused of raping a female student inside of a moving car along with two other men.
He is now being held on $50,000 bond and after being promptly cut from the team, can be expected to miss his senior season.
Authorities say that around 3 AM on April 13, Gongbay and two other men forced the victim to engage in sexual intercourse with all of them while inside of the vehicle. She later went to campus police to report the crime.
Ryan Ruff, who is not a student, turned himself in last night as well. Cops are still trying to track down the third person reported to be involved.
Gongbay lead his team in rushing yards during his first season. Head coach Bob Davie issued a statement regarding the charges today, saying:
"Once this process is complete and all the details have emerged, we will handle the outcome appropriately.”
Dean of Students Tomas Aguirre explained how the school was in contact with the victim and her family, saying:
“[We’ve] offered our support and any other accommodations she might need. We have also connected her with the various resources available to her both on and off campus, including the UNM Women’s Resource Center and the Rape Crisis Center of New Mexico. Since this is an open investigation, we are unable to provide any other details at this time.”
Such a horrible crime for such a young, talented player to be accused of. We hope to see justice for the victim.
[Image via AP Images.]