The community and the campus at the University of Memphis is in absolute shock after finding out that one of their Memphis Tigers Football players likely committed rape on multiple occasions.
The Memphis Police Department said that Ernest Suttles is now under arrest for a sexual assault that they say occurred near the 3800 block of Douglas Avenue just around the corner from the Campus property.
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This is in fact the second student at the University of Memphis to now be facing a rape charge, with earlier this week 20 year old Nick Wayman being indicted by a Grand Jury of both Rape and Sexual Battery.
According to the University of Memphis Office of Athletics Ernest Suttles has now been dismissed from the Memphis Tigers Football Team, issuing the following statement:
<blockquote>”Ernest Suttles has been dismissed from the University of Memphis football team for a violation of team rules in an off campus incident. As was communicated in an earlier statement, Suttles has been removed from campus while this matter is reviewed by the Office of Student Accountability, Outreach and Support for violations of the UofM Student Code of Conduct. During the ongoing investigation, no additional comments will be made.”</blockquote>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Memphis football has suspended Ernest Suttles. Sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/FOX13Memphis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FOX13Memphis</a> that Suttles is in police custody, but no charges filed. <a href="https://t.co/r7GOr62kCu">pic.twitter.com/r7GOr62kCu</a></p>— Peter Fleischer (@Peter_Fleischer) <a href="https://twitter.com/Peter_Fleischer/status/919241602769608705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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This underscores what appears to be a sense of invincibility from a specific group of athletes on American Campuses, who somehow think they can get away with these crimes against innocent people because of their sportsball status.
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