Texas Tech leading scorer Pop Isaacs is accused of sexually assaulting a minor right through his group’s dawdle back and forth to the Bahamas in November, per ESPN.
A civil lawsuit alleging the assault became as soon as reportedly filed in Lubbock County District Court docket by the oldsters of the alleged victim, who became as soon as 17 on the time of the alleged incident. The age of consent is 16 in the Bahamas, however the swimsuit reportedly claims the girl became as soon as intoxicated and can now not give consent.
The lawsuit requests $1 million in damages.
The alleged incident occurred when the Texas Tech males’s basketball group became as soon as competing in the War 4 Atlantis, the early-season college basketball tournament that continually attracts one of the sport’s high capabilities. The Purple Raiders, competing in the match for the first time, accomplished in fifth space after losing to eventual champion Villanova of their opener, then winning two consolation video games.
The lawsuit reportedly alleges a Texas Tech booster offered alcoholic drinks for the 20-300 and sixty five days-outdated Isaacs and his teammates in a room with two girls, age 17 and 16. Isaacs is speculated to enjoy long past into one other room with the 17-300 and sixty five days-outdated and sexually assaulted her whereas she “tried to battle him off.”
Isaacs became as soon as most up-to-date at note on Friday, per Rivals’ Justin Apocada, whereas native affiliate KCBD-TV reports that he’s expected to play in Texas Tech’s Sizable 12 opener in opposition to Texas on Saturday.
Texas Tech released a press launch to The Messenger’s Jeff Goodman, asserting they had reported the subject to the faculty’s Title IX office and had been instructed twice that Isaacs remains in appropriate standing:
“Upon studying of the allegations, the subject became as soon as at the moment and effectively reported to the University’s Title IX Place of work. The Title IX Place of work and its route of are exterior to and neutral from TTU Athletics. The Title IX Place of work’s investigation into the allegations promptly commenced. Athletics reached out to the Title IX Place of work on two events and became as soon as instructed both events that essentially based mostly upon the guidelines, Pop Isaacs remains in appropriate standing, and there may per chance be no motive to seize him from University activities, along with basketball opponents. The Title IX Place of work will continue to apply its route of except it’s done, no subject the civil lawsuit.”
A Sizable 12 All-Freshman honoree remaining season, Isaacs has started all 13 video games for the 11-2 Purple Raiders and leads the group in scoring with 15.8 aspects per game.