University of Missouri

MU athletic director explains why 2008 Derrick Washington allegation wasn’t investigated by school

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Friday he was aware of a sexual assault allegation against a football player six years ago and that he informed the then-chancellor at MU. But MU never conducted an investigation, as required by Title IX, into the alleged rape, which became public Thursday as part of an ESPN story. “Today, I am aware of all of that,” Alden said of the mandatory-reporting requirements.

University of Missouri

Derrick Washington denies rape allegation in ESPN story

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington denied a rape allegation that surfaced Thursday as part of an ESPN “Outside the Lines” story about deficient Title IX reporting practices at MU. “It’s very frustrating, because I thought I had moved on from that and all of this was over with,” Washington, a Raymore-Peculiar graduate, said Friday by phone.

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