Fmr. UM Player Avoids Jail Time After Rape Accusation
MIAMI (CBS4) – A former University of Miami freshman football player accused of sexual battery without serious injury had the charges downgraded to false imprisonment Tuesday morning.
Jeffrey Brown, 19, appeared before a Miami-Dade Circuit court judge and agreed to accept a plea that would keep him from serving any time behind bars.
Instead, Brown, will serve three years’ probation, complete a sex therapy program, and complete 100 hours of community service after a female student accused him of rape. The victim had been severely intoxicated.
The incident unfolded on the night of April 30th, in which the woman after of night of drinking returned to her dorm.
According to Brown’s arrest affidavit, Brown helped the victim into her dorm room and placed a trash can beside her and then left. A short time later, Brown reportedly returned to her room and sexually assaulted her, despite the victim repeatedly asking him to stop. The victim told police that she was powerless against Brown, due to his stature and her level of intoxication.
After being read his Miranda rights, police say Brown confessed to the attack.
According to his biography on the UM athletic site, Brown is a 6’3” and was a redshirt freshman defensive end originally from Evanston, IL. He was considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and named a number 75 overall defensive tackle in the country by scout.com.