AUSTIN (KXAN) - A preliminary report from the San Antonio Police Department paints a long night of drinking and hazy details from a young woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by two men.
The investigation surfaced a couple of hours before Longhorn head football coach Mack Brown announced the suspension of two players he said broke the rules. Brown did not name the players, but sources tell KXAN Sports the players are backup quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks.
Names were redacted in the police report that only contains information gathered from an interview with the 21-year-old victim.
The officer who responded to her hotel room around 2:00 a.m. Friday stated she was crying when they arrived and "had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath."
She told the officer she met two guys at a night club and recalls drinking a martini, a shot of tequila, a sour apple shot and a Red Bull and vodka before bringing them back to her hotel room where she believes she was sexually assaulted by at least one of them.
"In most of these kinds of cases, particularly when there's alcohol involved, you're looking to see if the person has consented," said Austin criminal defense attorney Perry Minton, who is not associated with the case.
After reading the report, Minton says it does not appear the woman recalls if she consented to having sex or not.
When the officer originally asked the young woman what happened she said, "I don't exactly remember" and later on while trying to describe what happened in the hotel room she said "I don't quite remember."
"The unfortunate thing is if you cannot remember whether or not you gave consent the state is going to have an impossible time of putting somebody in jail for it," said Minton. "If this is something that truly happened the way that she lays it out then it is very unfortunate for her."
A police officer did notice a bruise on one of the woman's knees and another bruise on her left bicep.
Both the victim and the two young men were taken to the hospital and checked out by a special nurse who examines sexual assault victims.
Unless the examination reveals unusual trauma to the woman's body, Minton would not be surprised if police do not file charges.
"If [the men] had interviewed with law enforcement up there and they felt they had probable cause, they would arrest them and they would have to get out on bond before they came back to Austin," said Minton.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
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A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.