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Cops Officially Clear LSU LB Jacob Phillips of Rape Charges After Cops Find Several Inconsistencies in Accuser’s Story
Earlier this week, it was reported that LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips was under investigation for rape after a fellow female LSU student athlete filed a report with police. Cops were initially called to a Baton Rouge hospital on June 11, responding to a female student who claimed Phillips sexually assaulted her that morning.
Phillips, one of the top high school linebackers in the country, apparently had a previous romantic relationship with the accuser, but she told cops she cut things off before the alleged incident.
“The accuser told police she very clearly turned down Phillips’ sexual advancements on June 11 — but he kept going. We’re told the woman insists she repeatedly told Phillips to leave but he refused.
The woman went to the hospital a few hours later where a rape kit was administered and police took photos of bruises she claims she sustained in the alleged rape.”
On Wednesday, Phillips had yet to be charged or arrested and he won’t be, according to TMZ.
“The Baton Rouge Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports … there is no probable cause to arrest LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips for rape due to “several inconsistencies” in the accuser’s story.
We broke the story … Phillips — a highly recruited linebacker — was investigated for sexual assault following allegations from a female LSU student athlete.
We’ve confirmed cops were called to a Baton Rouge hospital on June 11 to respond to the accuser — who claims she was sexually assaulted by Phillips early that morning.
Now, Baton Rouge PD Sgt. McKneely has issued a statement on the case … telling TMZ Sports, “Due to several inconsistencies in the victim’s narrative/disclosures and a lack of cooperation concerning evidence and further interview there was no probable cause for arrest found at this time.”