No charges for Liberty athletes accused of sexual assault


LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A county prosecutor says no criminal charges will be brought against two Liberty University football players who were suspended from the team after they were connected to an alleged sexual assault.

The university said last month that Cameron Jackson and Kyle Carrington were suspended after they and former student Avery James were found to have violated the university’s policy on sexual harassment, discrimination, and assault. The school provided no details about the alleged assault, which Jackson fiercely denied.

Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Doucette said Wednesday there is not enough evidence to pursue any charges in the matter.

An attorney for Jackson said he’s grateful for the decision, but said the damage caused by the allegation “cannot be undone.” Attorneys for Carrington and James didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

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