Former ETHS football player charged with rape

A former defensive tackle on the Evanston Township High School football team has been charged with raping a fellow student at the University of Miami.

The Miami Herld reports that Jeffrey Brown, 19, turned himself in to Coral Gables police Wednesday and was being held in the Miami-Dade County Jail.

Brown who was named an ESPNChicago.com Athlete of the Week last year was red-shirted by the University of Miami football team last season.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Brown was suspended indefinitely from the team in the wake of the charges.

The woman who says Brown assaulted her reportedly said the incident happened in the early hours of April 30 after she returned with Brown to her dorm room after drinking so heavily she threw up and passed out.

An attorney for Brown says he "did not engage in any criminal conduct whatsoever on the evening in question."

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