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Canes DL Jeffrey Brown facing rape charges, suspended indefinitely


I have a feeling we've seen the last of Jeffrey Brown around UM.

If you're interested in ready the details on the police report regarding the incident, go to the story in MiamiHerald.com sports (it's also on the front page of the website now) and there's a link to the arrest report.


By Diana Moskovitz and Susan Miller Degnan
University of Miami redshirt freshman football player Jeffrey Brown was charged Wednesday with sexual battery by Coral Gables police.
Brown, a 19-year-old defensive lineman from Evanston, Il., surrendered himself to Coral Gables police Wednesday. 
Police said the charges were for an attack just before 4 a.m. Saturday at a dorm in the 5100 block of Ponce De Leon Boulevard. 
The woman had returned home to the dormitory, drunk and ill, according to an arrest affidavit. Brown came into her room, “under pretense he was concerned for her well being,” the affidavit said.
But while she slept, Brown raped her, the woman told police, even though she told him to stop, the affidavit said. She couldn’t physically fight him off due to her intoxication and because the lineman, listed by UM as 6-feet 3-inches and 295 pounds, was so much larger than her, police said. 
Police said that at first, Brown denied having sex with the woman but later recanted.
Late Wednesday, UM released a statement saying, “The University of Miami has become aware of the serious charges made against a student athlete, and he has been suspended indefinitely from the football program.”
UM would not comment about Brown’s status as a UM student.
Brown is the second UM football player arrested in less than two months. On March 18, Ramon Buchanan was charged with three misdemeanors and two felonies. 
Buchanan, 21, entered a pretrial diversion program last month. If he completes the program, the charges against him will be dropped.