FIU Star’s Accusers Show No Signs Of Date Rape Drugs

MIAMI (CBS4) – New blood tests on the two women who have accused three men of raping them, including FIU baseball star Garrett Wittels, showed no signs of a date rape drug, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

The blood tests were administered because police initially thought they may have been given a date rape drug because the girls couldn’t remember anything from the night of the alleged rape. The tests did show that both women had been drinking.

Garrett Wittels was arrested along with four friends last week after two 17-year-old American girls told authorities that they had been raped. The alleged incident occurred on Dec. 20th at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in Nassau.

Wittels and two of his friends were released on $10,000 bond following a court hearing on December 23rd. The Herald identified the other friends involved in the alleged crime as Robert Rothschild, 21; Jonathan Oberti, 21; Steven Tromberg, of Miami; and Jon Shapiro.

Wittels and Rothschild were both formally charged with two counts of raping the teen girls. Oberti has been charged with raping one of the teen girls. Meanwhile, Tromberg and Shapiro remain in custody for their connection to the incident.

Wittels, 20, has the second longest hitting streak in NCAA history. Many had expected him to break his record at the start of baseball season this February.

Michael Wittels, Garrett’s father, said that the friends had met the girls at a casino and followed the men “willingly” to a private party.

Surveillance video shows the girls acted aggressively, Michael Wittels said. The girls had also been drinking and said they were students at the University of Arkansas, the newspaper reported.

It’s unclear if the arrest will make Garrett ineligible to play in FIU’s 2011 season.

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  1. greg says:

    let him play baseball!

  2. chris says:

    If this is true then it is a horrible act by these men!!!!!!!
    but if it is not true…..
    where is the justice for these men? can they sue these women for making them go to jail and ruining their reputations?

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