A football player at the University of Washington has been charged with raping two women

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SEATTLE (AP) — A University of Washington football player has been arrested and charged with raping two women in Seattle and court documents say he played in two College Football Playoff games for the school after at least one of the allegations was known to the university.
He was charged Tuesday with second-degree rape and third-degree rape and his bail was set at $150,000 in each case, according to court documents.
Rogers has been suspended from all team activities until further notice, the University of Washington athletic department said in a statement Tuesday.
According to court documents, Rogers and the 19-year-old woman met and started messaging each other after matching on the Tinder dating app in August 2023.
Rogers went to her apartment to hang out on Oct. 23 and assaulted her, according to court documents.
A 22-year-old University of Washington student reported that she was raped in November 2023 in the University District, police said.
The woman met Rogers at a Halloween party at the university and then matched with him on Tinder, according to court documents.
Rogers allegedly called her on that date to confront her about the allegations, police said in court documents.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A University of Washington football player has been detained and accused of raping two women in Seattle. According to court records, the player represented the school in two College Football Playoff games after the university was made aware of at least one of the allegations.

Tylin “Tybo” Rogers, 18, was taken into custody by Seattle police officers on Friday and assigned to the King County Jail, according to KING-TV. According to court records, he was charged on Tuesday with both second- and third-degree rape. In each case, his bail was set at $150.000.

The presence of a lawyer to provide commentary on behalf of Bakersfield, California resident Rogers was not immediately known. He was freed on bond, according to jail records. The Associated Press made attempts to get in touch with him, but they weren’t immediately successful.

According to a statement released by the University of Washington athletic department on Tuesday, Rogers has been barred from all team activities until further notice. According to the statement, the university will keep gathering information and assisting the police as needed.

One year ago, a student at Seattle Central Community College reported to the police that she had been sexually assaulted in the Capitol Hill area of the city. In August 2023, Rogers and the 19-year-old woman matched on the Tinder dating app, according to court documents, and they began messaging each other. On October, Rogers stopped over at her apartment to hang. 23 and attacked her, as per the court records.

According to court documents, the woman reported the alleged rape to police on October. 28, and finished Harborview Medical Center’s sexual assault kit.

According to authorities, a 22-year-old University of Washington student reported that she had been sexually assaulted in the University District in November 2023.

Reportedly, the woman matched with Rogers on Tinder after meeting him at a Halloween party at the university, as per court records. The two had arranged to hang out a few weeks later, according to the police, and Rogers had attacked her violently as soon as he entered her apartment. Rogers “strangled her with one of his hands,” the woman told police at one point. “.

On November, the second woman informed the university about the alleged rape. 28 according to the police. According to police reports in court, Rogers supposedly called her on that particular date to confront her about the accusations.

Approximately late in November 2023, he was also barred from team activities, per court filings. When the team defeated the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship game on December, the rookie running back was not on the team. 1.

According to court documents, Rogers was “working through some things, some challenges he’s had off the field” at the time, offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb stated during a news conference. By mid-December, according to the records, Rogers was back to team practices.

Rogers should not be on the team’s travel roster for the Pac-12 championship game, according to several emails sent within the University of Washington athletic department. However, no justification for this decision was provided, according to the documents. But a month later, he was cleared to play in both of the Huskies’ College Football Playoff contests.

In January’s Huskies semifinal victory over the Texas Longhorns, Rogers ran for 19 yards on five carries. 1. In the National Championship Game against the Michigan Wolverines on January, the 18-year-old ran for two yards. 8.

Kalen DeBoer, the coach of Washington the previous season, departed to take the head coaching position at Alabama after the national championship game. The head coach of Washington right now is Jedd Fisch.

Fish informed the local media following practice on Tuesday that he had not been informed of Rogers’ suspension from the previous year or the reasons behind it.

“I didn’t come for that,” Fisch remarked. “He’s been suspended indefinitely as soon as we learned about the allegations and it was brought to our attention,”. I have no comment about what happened in the past. That’s not relevant to me at all. “.

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