The Atlanta Falcons waived rookie Torrey Green on Thursday, who is currently a suspect in not one, but two ongoing rape investigations.
Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Torrey Green was cut early Thursday morning after news of two separate rape allegations that occurred during his time at Utah State. In addition to the two alleged rape incidents, there is also a third incident by a third woman, who claims Green groped her inappropriately last November.
The first incident was reported to have taken place on January 14, 2015, and the other on November 21, 2015. The investigation is ongoing and there has been no word on whether or not Green will face any charges.
Though extremely unfortunate, sexual assault has long been no stranger to college campuses. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
- It is estimated that the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions may be between 20% and 25% over the course of a college career.
- It is estimated that for every 1,000 women attending a college or university, there are 35 incidents of rape each academic year.
- Less than 5% of completed or attempted rapes against college women were reported to law enforcement. However, in 2/3rds of the incidents the victim did tell another person, usually a friend, not family or school officials.
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Below is the report from TMZ Sports, who first broke the news Thursday morning, including the details of all three incidents:
VIA TMZ Sports:
"TMZ Sports has learned … the Cache County Attorney’s Office in Utah is actively investigating Torrey Green — a 6’2″, 220 pounder who signed a free agent contract with the Falcons back in April.INCIDENT #1 (January 14, 2015) — The accuser claims Green took her back to his apartment, pushed her onto the bed, removed her pants and began to have sex with her against her will.The accuser told cops she was VERY clear to Green she did not want to have sex … telling him, “Please stop, I don’t want to do this” … but he “went for it” anyway.After the incident, the woman claims Green said to her, “You aren’t the kinda girl that would report rape? Because that would ruin my career.”The woman went to the Utah State sexual assault center that same night and nurses administered a rape kit.Green told cops the woman is lying — insisting he stopped his sexual advances when she “hesitated” … and says he would never have sex with anyone against their will.INCIDENT #2 (Nov. 21, 2015) — A different woman claims she and Green had been drinking a lot at a party when he took her to a room, locked the door and begged her to have sex.The woman says she remembers saying “No” and trying to leave the room, but the door was locked. Next thing she knows, Green is on top of her, her pants were off and she was in pain.The woman got a rape kit and went to police, but cops say she stopped being cooperative. The case has been kicked over to the D.A. anyway.There was a 3rd incident involving a 3rd woman … who claims she was also sexually assaulted by Green in November … when he groped her several times against her will. She also went to police.According to Jacob Gordon, a prosecutor in the Cache County District Attorney’s office, all the cases are being reviewed for possible charges — so far, a decision has not been made.We reached out to Green multiple times over several days — but have not heard back."
The 6’2”, 230 lb. linebacker was a big star at Utah State. His senior year, he played in all 13 games, making three starts and finishing the season with 48 tackles (24-solo, 24-assist). He ranked second on the team with four sacks and fourth on the team with 11.5 tackles for loss. After his career at Utah State, Green signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 as an undrafted free agent.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff gave a statement to Mike Conti of 92.9 The Game, saying, “We take any reports about our players very seriously, and with regard to the allegations, until we find out more information, we will not make any other comments.”
Like Dimitroff, it is probably a good idea to refrain from making any further comments until more information is released. Green himself has not yet commented on the allegations. For now, removing Green from the Atlanta Falcons roster is a good start.