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Three UNC Football Players Assaulted[UPDATED]

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Update: The N&O has a fuller account that quite frankly is one of the more bizzare things I have seen.

During a bail hearing Thursday afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Morgan Whitney said the three players had gone to a couple of downtown Chapel Hill bars to celebrate one of their birthdays.

They met Washington, Taylor and Lewis, who gave the players a ride home. Then the players invited the three up to the apartment.

One of the players was very drunk, and taken to his room, according to a police report that Whitney cited.

The other two apparently had some consensual sexual contact with the women, but became uncomfortable and wanted to stop, Whitney said.

At some point the players’ hands were bound with tape, Chapel Hill police said in a news release, and by the time police arrived about 3:30 a.m., two of the men were in their boxers. The third player was clothed.

One player said that when he asked a woman to stop touching him that both Taylor and Washington began to punch him in the head, Whitney said.

In one account given in court Thursday, one of the players said Lewis stood naked with a butcher knife at the player's neck while one of the women fondled him.

That is really messed up. And to answer a question from a commenter, the names of sexual assault victims are always concealed for privacy reasons. As I said, very bizzare and something that sounds like it came from a Law & Order script.

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Actually, they were alleged to have been sexually assaulted according to a report from WRAL.

Three UNC football players were the victims in a kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault incident that occurred over the weekend, a source tells WRAL.

Chapel Hill police said the assault happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex in Chapel Hill where all three victims were allegedly bound with tape and then assaulted by the suspects.

When police arrived at the scene, they found two of the victims, tied up, in boxer shorts. The third victim was fully clothed with his hands tied.

At least two were were sexually assaulted, prosecutors said.

What is this Law & Order: SVU? This is quite a twist since this kind of thing involving football players usually happens the other way around. It will be interesting to see where this thing goes.