Two Hurricanes Players Arrested for Raping 17-Year-Old

Categories: Crime

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University of Miami football players Alexander Figueroa, 20, and JaWand Blue, 20, were arrested this morning on charges that they sexually assaulted a juvenile victim on campus on Saturday. According to police, both have admitted to the incident.

They now both face charges of sexual battery on a physically helpless victim, and Figueroa also faces a separate charge of possession of a stolen/fictitious driver's license.

The players, both sophomore linebackers, have been permanently dismissed from the team and barred from campus.

Figueroa and Blue allegedly either administered an intoxicating substance to the girl that left her physically helpless or were aware that someone else had. They then took her back to a dorm room in Pearson Hall and raped her.

The victim then contacted University of Miami police. Coral Gables police investigated and made the arrests.

While it's all too common that incidents of alleged sexual assault by football players see the school, team, and often fans rally around the suspect, the University of Miami was swift in its reaction and condemnation of Figueroa and Blue.

"Earlier today, I permanently dismissed JaWand Blue and Alexander Figueroa from the UM football team," said Athletic Director Blake James said in a statement. "The University has also suspended the students from school and barred them from all campus facilities while the University conducts an internal investigation and continues to cooperate with local law enforcement.

"Any allegation of a sexual assault is extremely serious, and the University will not tolerate conduct that threatens the sanctity and safety of our students and our campus."

UM President Donna Shalala has spoken to the victim and released her own statement.

"The safety and welfare of our students is fundamental to our mission as a university. We have zero tolerance for sexual assault and gender-based violence," read Shalala's statement. "There is no confusion about our responsibility as a university: We will fully and compassionately support the victim of sexual assault. I have spoken to her myself and reassured her of our full support."

Shalala added she expected the internal investigation to be concluded swiftly, and that the school will cooperate fully with police.

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david.damon
david.damon

We haven't heard any statements directly from the mouths of the two suspects.  The only statements that have been given to us have come from the Miami PD and we know that they aren't above lying!  The situation is unfortunate for all three minors who obviously used bad judgment  by drinking illegally and doing stupid stuff like young people do. Just because she made the allegation and  the two suspects admitted to drinking with her and having sex with her doesn't constitute rape!   They all three may have regretted being drunk and stupid the next day when they sobered up!  Also, I know first hand that women lie in situations like this and also I know first hand that these things really happen to some women.  I just hope that all three minors will have a chance to move on with their lives and learn a good lesson from this.  FYI...  Wake up people....this is Amerikkk and race will always be an issue.  

coins
coins

Just LBJ great society welfare bred sub humans!

coins
coins

Just LBJ great society welfare bred animals!

Jimmy Dempsey
Jimmy Dempsey

Nice job University of Miami on dismissing and banning them

Judith Berger
Judith Berger

Good for them. Now put them in jail, drug them and let the prison population at them

James Anthony
James Anthony

Sadly, this an all too common incident in our nation; however, I am glad to witness sexual assault finally transcend the mores of our society.

NJ To Flacane
NJ To Flacane

if your IQ is below 20.....its probably time to get rid of your internet service

Steve Attaway
Steve Attaway

Letty it's tough to get money from guys in prison because that's their destination letty congratulations you are a DUMBASS!!

NJ To Flacane
NJ To Flacane

Letty......you are another fucking idiot.......they fucking admitted to doing it.......jesus christ some people are really really fucking retarded

Letty Lee
Letty Lee

she did it for the Money to sue them to get more money

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Wow Melisa Misley you study criminal justice? Take it you did not do well with your ignorant comment and inability to read an entire story. They admitted to the incident .

Murat Kara
Murat Kara

Teenagers started to drink at early age in many countries first of all parents are responsible for those kids for and then they should ask themselves why do people drink to socialize or to get drunk. So drunk teenagers, players, people can do many things unlawfully. In conclusion, I must say for the beginning we should blame ourselves.

Craig Vann
Craig Vann

Melisa misley. Thanks for reminding me what three standard deviations below the mean looks like. You are an imbecile.

Steve Attaway
Steve Attaway

Doesn't surprise me it all NJ I'm more surprised that there wasn't more dumbasses saying the same thing!!

Steve Attaway
Steve Attaway

Really Elio that's what the criminoles should have done with famous anus instead of covering it up but DUMBO finally got his NC so it was worth destroying a young girls life!!

NJ To Flacane
NJ To Flacane

Allison......they confessed.....court is pretty much a formality at this point and Melisa.......you are a complete piece of shit........when it comes to tag team rapists.......race doesnt fucking matter........when you are a rapist......you are a piece of shit.....and to even suggest the school wouldnt have reacted the same way if these kids were white is the most ignorant and asinine thing ive heard all day you really need to seek mental care

Elio E Gomez
Elio E Gomez

Rapist and criminals at the U ? No way lol. What a shocker lmfao.

Steve Attaway
Steve Attaway

Thanks Melissa for throwing out the race card took longer than i thought but you restored my faith in douch bags thank you dumbass!!

Marilu Chavez
Marilu Chavez

Sexual assault is never a white or black issue! The men admitted to raping a 17 year old after giving her alcohol in order to physically and mentally disabling her. How dare you bring race into this awful situation!

Meli Misley
Meli Misley

If the players had been white, the university would not have been so quick to dismiss the players from the team nor would the university be so quick to bar them from campus

Alexlin Zam
Alexlin Zam

Oh thats bullshit. They are Churchill going Citizens. Pulling out thé bullshit flag.

Sarah Kreuz
Sarah Kreuz

This is how you treat suspected rapists FSU

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mrs.simone
mrs.simone

@david.damon Are you serious? These are grown men, not minors!! 3rd year College students!! BIG grown men and who cares about their statement, everything you need to know is in the police report plus evidence taken from the victim in the hospital. She was violently raped and I hope they pay for it, no race issues here, I dont give a shit what color or nationality they are, the only thing that matters is that they were intelligent adults with a college education, skilled football players fully capable of making intelligent decisions but instead they chose to risk their careers and they drugged, raped and sodomized an underage high school girl who was defenseless against them and she will now never be the same. You open YOUR eyes!!!! What if this was your sister? smh


RBThompson
RBThompson

@david.damon you seem to have chosen the wrong place to make a stand for whatever points you're trying to make here....


Brazen 3rd year "college students" got a little high school girl drunk and drugged her drinks in the process.  They admit in their police reports that she couldn't defend herself after being drugged and they took turns stuffing their cocks in her mouth, vagina and ass - having dragged her back to their football dorm.

Your wording... unfortunate... bad judgment... drunk and stupid... women lie in situations like this... .

David, you're sad and an idiot.  They are pedophiles, serious felons and will NOT be simply moving on with their lives.  I feel so badly for this girl and her choice to even talk with thugs like this.


Unfortunately, this is America and we've tolerated thousands upon thousands of in-human rapists to live amongst us in what might be a decent society... had we the courage to do something about them.

david.damon
david.damon

@coins  You name call because deep down in your evil spirit you know who we are....  your name calling has been going on for centuries  now and it just don't phase us.

david.damon
david.damon

They admitted to drinking with the young lady and having sex with her and that's not rape.  You can't be anyone of color and not think that race doesn't play apart in this... really? What planet are you on?

david.damon
david.damon

two 20 year old kids admitted to drinking with a 17 year old girl who was at a college party and having sex with her.  That doesn't constitute rape!  That's just 3 under aged people being reckless and stupid.  In Amerikkk race is almost always an issue!  Still waiting to hear statements directly from the two young men's mouths and not from the Miami pd and the media.  Awful situation, true.... under aged drinking and pre-marital sex!  Some of these types of allegations are definitely true but in many cases they are just down right fabricated! 

coins
coins

You truly are an idiot! 

david.damon
david.damon

Due process for people of color and the poor? Highly unlikely..... We have yet to hear with our own ears the statements of the two young men.  The total story and all the evidence have yet to be placed before a court of law and they are already being called rapists.  Just because the police said that they confessed to drinking with the young lady and having sex with her doesn't mean they raped her. There's always two sides to a story, right?   

david.damon
david.damon

@mrs.simone  First of all, 20 is not grown!  All three individuals are under aged!  They were all drinking illegally and were all drunk so how can you say that they were capable of making intelligent decisions?  The young lady is a Miami student from what I gather and if she wasn't then what was she doing at a college party in the first place?  My sister at 17 was not at college parties getting drunk and making stupid decisions so I won't entertain that statement.  Just because an examination shows that she had rough sex does not mean she was raped. Don't get me wrong, I do know that some allegations like these are true but I also know first hand that many of them are totally fabricated.  Its a terrible situation all around and one that divides us so easily.   

david.damon
david.damon

@RBThompson @david.damon  How can you call them pedophiles when they are less than 3 yrs older than the young lady?  We still have yet to hear anything from the mouths of the young men therefore we have only received one side of the story!  Plus the young lady is a Miami student not a high school student!  Whenever you can talk on a more real life level reply back.

david.damon
david.damon

@coins  You must really hate yourself because all you seem to do is name call like a confused child!


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