Colt McCoy made a name for himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the proud history of the Texas Longhorns. His little brother, Case, has yet to do much on the playing field, but unfortunately has made plenty of headlines recently off of it.
Both he and backup linebacker Jordan Hicks were suspended and sent home from the 2013 Alamo Bowl following allegations of sexual assault on the part of a woman the two met at a hotel bar.
However, according to ESPN, both have rejoined the team as of Sunday and both will be punished internally.
“Obviously when you break team rules there’s a certain amount of trust that has been broken, and that will be addressed with further discipline,” Longhorns coach Mack Brown said in a statement. “That discipline will be handled within the team.”
While no Texas players have been named individually in the assault, a police report of the event describes a 21- and a 20-year old male as having been invited back to a woman’s hotel room. At that point, the girl said, “I don’t exactly remember”.
Hicks’ attorney, Perry Minton, has since acknowledged that it was his client that was involved, but he has totally denied that there was any actual wrongdoing and that everything done was totally consensual.
“Mr. Hicks vehemently asserts that all conduct that occurred during the evening of the incident was consensual by everyone involved,” his lawyer said in a Dec. 30 statement. “The allegation, if any, that a sexual assault occurred by anyone at anytime is completely false.”
Hicks is incredibly talented, and he is expected to start at linebacker next year for the Horns. However, he missed 10 games this season with a hip injury.
McCoy appeared in six games and started one of them. He threw for 722 yards on the year, with six scores and three interceptions. He also led a game-winning drive against lowly Kansas to help save what could have been a disastrous Longhorns season.