A civil lawsuit has accused Texas Tech sophomore Pop Isaacs of sexually assaulting a minor. A replica of the lawsuit was first obtained by ESPN.
The alleged incident happened in November throughout a Pink Raiders staff journey to the Bahamas. The staff traveled to Paradise Island to compete within the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball match.
The alleged sufferer was 17 years previous on the time. A person have to be at the very least 16-years-old so as to give consent within the Bahamas. Nonetheless, the lawsuit states that the feminine was beneath the affect on the time, negating her skill to provide consent.
The lawsuit is in search of $1 million in damages. Texas Tech launched a press release on Friday saying that Isaacs, “stays in good standing.”
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The lawsuit additionally said that the plaintiffs contacted Pink Raiders coach Grant McCasland on December 14. He then reported the incident to athletic director Kirby Hocutt and different college officers. Isaacs has performed in 4 video games since then.
The college mentioned in its assertion the accusation was “instantly and correctly” reported to its Title IX workplace, and that an investigation started promptly.
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The athletic division “reached out to the Title IX workplace on two events and was knowledgeable each instances that, based mostly upon the knowledge, Pop Isaacs stays in good standing, and there’s no motive to withhold him from college actions, together with basketball competitors,” the assertion mentioned.
The college mentioned its Title IX investigation will proceed till it’s accomplished, “whatever the civil lawsuit.”
The lawsuit was filed in Lubbock County by the dad and mom of the lady who says she was assaulted.
The lawsuit alleges a Texas Tech booster purchased alcoholic drinks for Isaacs and a teammate. They had been in a room with two ladies, ages 17 and 16. The lawsuit says that Isaacs and the 17-year-old went to a different room, the place she was sexually assaulted after she “tried to combat him off,” based on the ESPN report.
The Pink Raiders performed three video games within the Battle 4 Atlantis match, dropping to Villanova earlier than defeating Northern Iowa and Michigan.
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Isaacs, a 20-year-old sophomore from Las Vegas, is averaging 15.8 factors and three.4 assists per sport. He’s tenth within the Massive 12 in scoring and shared convention participant of the week honors this week with West Virginia’s RaeQuan Battle.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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