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U of M Football Players Accused of Rape

Bail was set at $100,000 each for three University of Minnesota football players accused of the rape of an 18-year-old woman. Authorities say charges against Alex Daniels and Keith Massey, both 20, and E.J. Jones, 19, could come as early as Monday. The three will remain in jail unless the Hennepin County Attorney's Office does not file charges against them by noon Monday. The players have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. The alleged rape occurred either late Tuesday or early Wednesday in the apartment of the three players at University Village Apartments. The 18-year-old woman accusing the three of rape is not a student at the University of Minnesota. The players have not yet been formally charged.

The articles by the Pioneer Pres and Star Tribune have interviews with university Police Chief Greg Hestness and university athletic director Joel Maturi. The story progression and outline are similar, except the Pioneer Press writer gave background/biographical information on the three accused football players, listing their stats and position on the Gophers football team.

Read the Pioneer Press article here

or Click the title for the Star Tribune.