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Gophers sex scandal 4-7

3 Gophers arrested for sex crime

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three University of Minnesota football players were in police custody Friday, undergoing questioning after being accused of criminal sexual conduct, the university said in a statement.

Coach Tim Brewster immediately suspended the three players until the investigation is complete. The names of the players were not released, but their suspension comes on the eve of the team’s spring intrasquad game.

University Police Chief Greg Hestness said his department received a complaint against the three players early Friday, and the players were in custody by that evening. Once the investigation is complete, he said, the case will be submitted to the Hennepin County attorney for possible charges.

"Obviously, this is disappointing news for any coach to receive," said Brewster. "There is an ongoing investigation and we will cooperate fully with law enforcement on this matter."

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This is Brewster’s first season as Gophers head coach. He replaced Glen Mason, who was fired after 10 seasons with Minnesota.

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