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Three Gopher football players accused of sexual assault

The University of Minnesota Police Department is investigating allegations of criminal sexual conduct against three football players.

Defensive end Alex Daniels, cornerback Keith Massey and running back E.J. Jones were taken into custody after an 18-year-old woman told police she was raped Friday night.

"Right now, there are allegations out there," associate athletics director Tom Wistrcill said. "We have to wait and see if there are charges filed and go from there."

The three players have not been charged with a crime, but they are being held without bail while being questioned by police.

Head Football Coach Tim Brewster immediately suspended the players.

"Obviously, this is disappointing news for any coach to receive," said Brewster. "There is an on-going investigation and we will cooperate fully with law enforcement on this matter," he added.