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Houston (32) is a sophomore running back for the Falcons. Enlarge
Published: Tuesday, 9/2/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

BGSU running back accused of attempted rape suspended for 2 years


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BOWLING GREEN — William Houston, a Bowling Green State University football player who is accused of attempted rape, has been suspended by the university for two years.

Mr. Houston, 19, of Dublin, Ohio, was indicted in August in Wood County Common Pleas Court, after he was accused of attempted rape on July 20.

A BGSU investigation found Houston responsible for “sexual contact without permission," according to a university statement.

Bowling Green police were called to a home in the 200 block of Manville Avenue where the victim told police she’d fallen asleep and awoke when a man “tried to force himself on her.” Mr. Houston was identified by others who were also at the home as the suspect, and he was arrested in an on-campus residence hall.

Mr. Houston is a sophomore running back. The university placed Mr. Houston on an interim suspension the day after his arrest. BGSU conducted its own investigation and held a student code of conduct hearing.

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