A 20 year-old woman filed a police report Sunday claiming she was sexually assaulted at a house listed as the home of Tommy Armstrong, a starting quarterback for the Huskers.
Students at the University Nebraska-Lincoln were surprised by the news with many of them finding out through social media.
“There's people in the comments [section] that are just joking about it like, 'Oh, this could happen – this is college kids just saying stuff and trying to get each other in trouble,’” says Jazlyn Palmer. “But these are really serious allegations that shouldn't be taken lightly.”
The police report states the incident took place early Sunday morning between 2:15 am and 9:30 a.m. at the residence, where receiver Jordan Westerkamp also lives. The female victim went to the hospital and filed a police report later that day.
In an article with the Omaha World-Herald, Armstrong explains investigators spoke to him and roommates saying they wanted to hear their side of the story.
The football player also told the newspaper police said the men “should be fine.”
While Lincoln police has reached out to a suspect, whom the victim claims to know, no arrest has been made, according to Officer Katie Flood, a police spokesperson.
The University of Nebraska Athletics Department released a statement saying they are aware of the allegation and are currently cooperating with law enforcement officials and the University's Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance.