Texans’ WR Keith Mumphrey expelled from Michigan State in 2016 for alleged sexual assault

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It turns out that Houston Texans wide receiver Keith Mumphrey allegedly sexually assault a young woman in 2015.

The NFL has made an effort to crack down on violence against women over the past few seasons.

Now the league has a player in Texans’ wide receiver Keith Mumphrey who was expelled in 2016 from Michigan State University for a sexual misconduct violation.

The Detroit Free-Press has the details:

"Former Michigan State football player Keith Mumphery was expelled last year from his graduate studies program and banned from campus for violating the university’s relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy, according to MSU Police documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act by the Free Press.…Mumphery was accused of sexually assaulting a student in her MSU dorm room on March 17, 2015. The woman reported it to MSU Police that night shortly after the incident. According to the campus police report, the two met a few months before the incident on an online dating site, agreeing to meet at her dorm room weeks later. The report details conflicting accounts of who was the aggressor and whether elements of their sexual behavior were consensual."

The incident actually occurred in March of 2015 and his ban is until December 31st of 2018.

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During the time the incident occurred Mumphrey was preparing for the NFL draft, and was later selected by the Texans in the fifth round during the 2016 NFL Draft.

I wonder if the Texans knew about Mumphrey being expelled and if they did, whether they knew it was for sexual assault.

It will be interesting to see if Houston ends up releasing a statement with regards to this report.

Since the incident occurred before Mumphrey entered the NFL, he is not subject to the league’s personal conduct policy and cannot be disciplined. He was also never charged with a crime since the prosecutors office didn’t feel like there was enough evidence.

With this news now out, Mumphrey cannot afford to mess up in the NFL.

Update: Sounds like the Texans might be releasing a statement soon.