Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks to be reinstated, attorney says no charges will be filed

Christian Corona

Junior linebacker Jordan Hicks and junior quarterback Case McCoy have been reinstated to the UT football team, head coach Mack Brown announced Sunday evening, capping off a week in which Hicks’ attorney, Perry Minton, released a statement saying that no sexual assault charges will be filed against them.

McCoy and Hicks were subjects of a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) investigation after being accused of sexual assault last month. According to a police report obtained by The Daily Texan, San Antonio police received a report of an alleged rape Dec. 28 and were reportedly dispatched to a downtown hotel at 2:49 a.m., one near where the Longhorns football team was staying.

The suspects’ names were blacked out in the report, although they were described as a 6-foot-2, 235-pound, 21-year-old black male with brown eyes and a 6-foot, 180-pound 20-year-old white male with brown, collar-length hair. The report said the victim was crying when officers arrived on the scene and was hospitalized with bruising on her knee and bicep. She told police that she was drinking with the two suspects and invited them to her room, where she said she was raped.

“Mr. Hicks vehemently asserts that all conduct that occurred during the evening of the incident was consensual by everyone involved,” Minton said in a statement released Dec. 30. “The allegation, if any, that a sexual assault occurred by anyone at anytime is completely false. These are not the actions of a young man with something to hide or one with a guilty [conscience]. These are the actions of an honest citizen eager to cooperate with law enforcement on every level in order to clear his name and that of his friend.”

Head coach Mack Brown suspended McCoy and Hicks the day before Texas’ 31-27 win over Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29. Brown said Sunday the team would handle the punishment for the two privately.

“Obviously when you break team rules there’s a certain amount of trust that has been broken, and that will be addressed with further discipline,” Brown said in a statement. “That discipline will be handled within the team.”

No arrests were made and no charges have been filed, although a statement released by SAPD said that its Special Victims Unit “is still reviewing the case.”

“I just got off the phone with the San Antonio Police Department detective in charge of the investigation of my client and he has informed me that no charges will be brought against Jordan Hicks or anyone else in this matter,” Minton said in a statement Wednesday. “The investigation is closed. Mr. Hicks will be returning to the University of Texas once school resumes from the holiday break.”

McCoy played in eight games this year, starting one, throwing for 722 yards and six touchdowns. In his only start, McCoy completed 26 of 34 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns but also threw two costly interceptions in a 42-24 loss to Kansas State. He completed 17 straight passes in the defeat, one shy of the school record set by his older brother, Colt McCoy, in 2008.

Hicks was Texas’ only returning starting linebacker last season but played in just three games before suffering a season-ending hip injury in the Longhorns’ win over Ole Miss in September. He made 23 tackles — bringing his career total to 111­­ — and was planning to apply for a medical redshirt that would give him another year of eligibility and make him a junior again next season. A UT spokesman said there was no timetable on Hicks’ application for a medical redshirt.

Published on January 14, 2013 as "Brown reinstates McCoy, Hicks to team".