No charges after assault allegation tied to Huskers' home
Nov. 25, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they decided not to charge anyone following an alleged rape at the home of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong and receiver Jordan Westerkamp earlier this month.
Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong and Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly said the evidence didn't support filing charges.
"Filing charges would require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That simply is not there," Kelly said.
A 20-year-old woman went to a hospital on Nov. 15 and said she had been raped. The woman told police she knows the suspect.
Peschong said officers contacted all six people who were at the home at the time.
Armstrong, Westerkamp and their other roommate, tight end Trey Foster, had friends at their house on Nov. 15 after returning from a road game against Rutgers in New Jersey.
Armstrong has said he returned to his house around 12:30 a.m. that Sunday. The police report said the alleged assault happened between 2:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 15.
Armstrong declined to comment on the situation when he talked to reporters on Monday. He told the Omaha World-Herald last week he didn't know why the woman went to police, adding, "From what we're hearing, everything was consensual."
The university was also investigating Armstrong, Westerkamp and Foster, and there was no update on that Wednesday.
"There is no change in the status of any student-athletes," the athletic department said in a prepared statement. "We will continue to follow university policies."
Coach Mike Riley said Monday that his team was preparing normally to face third-ranked Iowa on Friday despite the investigations. All three players have been practicing.