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Ferris State University football player accused of assaulting female student, off team

A Ferris State University football player has been dismissed from the team after he allegedly assaulted a female student. The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office is investigating. (File Photo: upnorthlive.com)

MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Ferris State University student is off the football team and the subject in a Mecosta County Sheriff's Office investigation after being accused of assaulting a female student.

The university released the following statement about the incident:

"Ferris State University has been made aware of a Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department investigation of an alleged assault of a female student by a male football student-athlete. The alleged incident, which is not believed to be a sexual assault, occurred at a local off-campus apartment complex during the late-evening, early-morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2. The male student-athlete involved in this alleged assault, who did not travel with the team to its most recent game on Dec. 1, has been dismissed from the football program. Further, these allegations will be subject to University investigation for possible violations of the Student Code of Community Standards."

The university said they have reached out the female student to check on her well-being and offer her support.

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