The University of Minnesota authored an 80-page report after conducting an investigation into 12 Gophers football players.
University officials have said they cannot comment on their rationale for the discipline 10 players received due to privacy restrictions. However, the basis for their decision is laid out in a confidential EOAA report obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
The Minneapolis Police Department conducted its own investigation into accusations involving football players at an apartment in Dinkytown on Sept. 2.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is releasing both documents because we believe it is important for community members to be able to read and evaluate for themselves what Minneapolis police found in their investigation of the incident and what the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action investigation concluded.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has redacted any identifying information related to the woman involved in the alleged incident. The name of the player who received the letter from the University of Minnesota's Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity has also been redacted. These were in addition to redactions in the documents as originally obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
READ: Minneapolis Police Department Case Report
Meanwhile, the team's participation in the Holiday Bowl set for Dec. 27 in San Diego is in question. On Thursday, players boycotted practice to show support for their suspended teammates. They are also boycotting the Holiday Bowl unless their demands are met.