Koffel Brininger Nesbitt recently represented a football player at Ohio University
who was falsely accused of sexual assault.
He and the alleged victim engaged in consensual sex in the football player’s
dorm room. When the alleged victim’s friends learned that she was
in the football player’s room, they notified the RA who then came
over to knock on the dorm room door. As our client went to go speak with
the RA, the alleged victim hid behind a desk. Shortly thereafter, she
left the football player’s dorm room and informed the RA and her
friends that she was forced into having sex.
The police were notified, and she was transported to the nearby hospital
in Athens, OH. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exam was performed,
which found evidence of the recent sexual intercourse. The football player
was notified that the school would be conducting a Title IX investigation
of campus sexual assault, and that he would be kicked off the football
team and immediately expelled from the school if found guilty.
He contacted Koffel Brininger Nesbitt to represent him in his hearing, and was
represented by attorney Brad Koffel. After a lengthy Title IX hearing
and several days of deliberation, our client was acquitted of all charges.