LUBBOCK, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Tech basketball player Deshawn Corprew has been suspended while the school investigates a Title IX complaint against the junior forward.
The school said coach Chris Beard suspended Corprew after learning of the allegations. Title IX complaints can involve allegations of sexual misconduct or gender discrimination, but the school declined to comment beyond its statement.READ MORE: Mesquite Resident Walks Away A Millionaire After Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Win
“Once Coach Beard was made aware of Title IX allegations against Deshawn Corprew, the men’s basketball student-athlete was immediately suspended from all team activities, pending a full investigation,” athletic department officials stated in a press release Monday.READ MORE: 'Take Matters In Her Own Hands,' Amid Claims Of Abuse, Murder Suspect Shohreh Rachelle Polozadeh Admits Killing Quincey Brooks
Corprew averaged 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game as a sophomore in his first season with the Red Raiders, who lost to Virginia in overtime in the national championship game.
The 6-foot-5 Corprew, who attended a prep school in North Carolina, spent his freshman year at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, about 30 miles west of Lubbock.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Officer Tyrone Williams Jr. Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child
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