Two UMN wrestlers not charged with criminal sexual conduct PRINT

The men were released Tuesday after being held at Hennepin county jail for 36 hours.

by Cleo Krejci and Paul Hodowanic

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were held on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct are not being charged pending further investigation.

The two athletes were released from custody Tuesday after 36 hours of being held without charges, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office. 

The two men were booked into Hennepin County Jail between 9 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, but were held at different locations, according to jail records.

The investigation is still open, according to the same office, and those working on the case will continue to review evidence in the next 90 days.

The University’s athletic department issued a statement saying, “We are aware of a situation involving two of our student athletes and are in the process of gathering more information. These students have been suspended from all team activity pending further information. Federal and state law precludes any further details at this time.”

The University also has the ability to discipline the athletes through the University’s code of conduct. No indication has been made whether discipline will occur. 

Although other news outlets have chosen to name the athletes, The Minnesota Daily is not naming the men because they have not been charged.