Jeff Teague Part Of Today Show's Wake Forest Sexual Assault Story

Hawks point guard Jeff Teague wasn't accused of sexual assault during Thursday's Today Show interview, but he is alleged to have facilitated the event. Charges were never pressed against Teague.

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Today Show's Wake Forest Story: Jeff Teague Accused Of Standing Outside During Sexual Assault

On the May 19 edition of the Today Show, Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague was accused of standing outside a Miami hotel bathroom in March 2009 while Wake Forest Demon Deacons teammate Gary Clark sexually assaulted a female student and band member named Maggie Hurt. Though charges against Clark were dropped, Hurt says the university did a poor job of investigating her allegations.

According to Hurt, Teague led her into a hotel room, then she and Clark entered a bathroom after someone pushed her -- the police report filed in May did not mention anyone pushing her. She says Teague then shut the door, waited outside and walked her back to the room afterwards. Mike Clark, the lawyer representing the players, claims she'd been drinking and had had sex a few hours earlier in another bathroom with a male cheerleader.

The university responded with a statement:

Wake Forest University treats every student with integrity and compassion. Cases alleging sexual misconduct are among the most complex faced by university judicial systems. Wake Forest University personnel adhere to well-established policies and procedures that apply equally to all students, including both the victim and the accused. The University adheres to federal law that prevents us from discussing the details of this case but we feel strongly that the University's response to the described incident has been misrepresented. 

Hurt claimed she was warned by the university against taken the alleged incident to the police.

For thoughts and updates on this story, visit Blogger So Dear, SB Nation's Wake Forest community.

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Wake Forest Basketball Players Could Sue Over Today Show Sexual Assault Allegations

Depending on what's alleged during Thursday's Today Show segment in which a former Wake Forest student will reportedly accuse two former Wake Forest Demon Deacons players of involvement in a March 2009 sexual assault, the two players could sue, according to lawyer Mike Grace

Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is reportedly one of the players, though he's going to be accused of standing outside a door while teammate Gary Clark coerced a female student into oral sex. Charges against Clark were dropped; charges against Teague were never raised in the first place.

One controversy that's surrounded the story has been the level of attention given to the allegations by the school. The players' lawyer said Wake Forest was very thorough in investigating the claims, while Kathy Redmond of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes says university officials told the female student she should not file a police report. 

For thoughts and updates on this story, visit Blogger So Dear, SB Nation's Wake Forest community.

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Wake Forest Sexual Assault Story Scheduled To Air On NBC's Today Show At 7:45 AM ET

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball scandal, which reportedly involves a former WFU student accusing two former hoops players of an alleged March 2009 sexual assault, is supposed to air on NBC's The Today Show right around 7:45 am ET on Thursday, May 19. The show posts video of all its stories daily at Today.com, in case you miss it.

The show itself runs from 7 am until 11 am, so be glad they've narrowed down the time frame quite a bit, if you don't happen to be a regular viewer.

Watching the report won't be easy for Wake Forest students and fans, and Atlanta Hawks fans aren't expecting anything pleasant either. Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is reportedly named as a participant in the alleged sexual assault, though he wasn't accused of any crime and all charges against his teammate, Gary Clark, were dropped at the time of the incident.

For thoughts and updates on this story, visit Blogger So Dear, SB Nation's Wake Forest community.

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Jeff Teague Part Of Today Show's Wake Forest Sexual Assault Story, According To Report

On Thursday, the Today Show will feature a former Wake Forest student who will accuse a former Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball player of sexual assault, according to a report by our own Blogger So DearThe Winson-Salem Journal is reporting Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague has a role in the story, though he isn't the one being accused of assault. No charges were ever filed against Teague or anyone else in the matter.

According to the report, Teague stood outside a Miami hotel room while teammate Gary Clark coerced the female student into giving him oral sex. She reportedly resisted but felt she had no choice in the matter, and says Teague led her into the room after she told him she had feelings for him. She claimed Teague then closed the door after she entered a bathroom with Clark, then kissed her on the neck after she exited.

Charges were never filed due to lack of evidence or witnesses, Clark's denial and the multiple days that passed between the reported incident and the student's allegations. 

If this event happened as alleged, Hawks fans can only hope Teague never had any role in it.

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