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Morgan Ellison suspended from IU, dismissed from football program

In a statement released Friday evening by the program, Indiana sophomore running back Morgan Ellison has been dismissed from the Indiana football program and suspended from the university for two and a half years.

Indiana players last week before Iowa. (Mark Timko/IU)

“Effective today, October 19, 2018, sophomore Morgan Ellison has been suspended for two and one half years from Indiana University,” the statement said. “Dismissing him from all university-related activities and resulting in his permanent dismissal from the football team.

In a decision dated October 3rd, an Indiana University panel determined that Ellison had sexually assaulted a fellow IU student ‘while she slept and then used force to continue the assault when she woke up,’ as reported by the Indianapolis Star. According to the Star, Ellison said the sexual activities were consensual and had previously been appealing the panel’s decision.

I am a senior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, studying in IU’s School of Global and International Studies. Prior to joining The Hoosier Network, I spent two seasons covering IU Athletics for the Indianapolis Star alongside Zach Osterman after becoming the Sports Editor of the Indiana Daily Student as a freshman. While I found myself studying Italian in Florence this past summer, I interned with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2017 — my hometown paper. In case you want to talk cheesesteaks or the Philadelphia 76ers, you can find me on Twitter, @ByTeddyBailey.

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