LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette removed two players from the school’s football team Monday following their arrest over the weekend on allegations of inappropriate contact with a female student.
Darrell Green, 20, and Eric Ferguson, 22, were booked Sunday on one count each of sexual battery.
ULL football coach Mark Hudspeth announced Monday that Green and Ferguson have both been removed from the football team.
Hudspeth said in a news release that the “decisions that Darrell and Eric have made unfortunately make it necessary for me to remove them from the team.”
“I expect the young men who represent the university as members of the Ragin’ Cajuns football team to always conduct themselves in an appropriate manner,” Hudspeth said. “If they cannot follow the core values that we expect them to live by, then they can no longer be part of this program.”
ULL Police said a female student accused the men of touching her inappropriately while she was in a vehicle with them on Saturday night.
The woman had been drinking and socializing with several friends at her residence hall earlier in the evening, according to police.
She told police that the inappropriate contact occurred after she, Green, Ferguson and others left the residence hall to go to a store, according to police.
Green, a sophomore defensive lineman from Austin, Texas, played in two games as a reserve this season, according to information from ULL.
Ferguson is a senior defensive back from Arlington, Texas, and has played in five games this season, mostly on special teams, according to ULL.
Both men have been released on $40,000 bond, according to jail records.