Soccer players suspended for felony charges

Liz Butterfield
Online News Editor

Three VCU men’s soccer players are facing felony charges and suspension after being arrested for capturing a nonconsenting minor in the nude on camera in November.

Photo courtesy of VCU Athletics.
Finnlay Wyatt, photo courtesy of VCU Athletics.
Photo courtesy of VCU athletics.
Bobby Hopper, photo courtesy of VCU Athletics.
Photo courtesy of VCU Athletics.
Donovan Arias, photo courtesy of VCU Athletics.

Donovan Arias, Finnlay Wyatt and Bobby Hopper, all freshmen, are facing class six felony charges for an incident that occurred on Nov. 2, 2013.

The three were formally charged by a Richmond Grand Jury earlier this month. Their scheduled arraignment on Feb. 7 was continued until a later date, according to court records.

“While the cases work their way through the criminal justice system, VCU is pursuing internal investigations from both a student code of conduct standpoint and through federal Title IX avenues,” said university spokesperson Anne Buckley in a statement. “Because of the ongoing internal investigation and court proceedings, we cannot comment further on this matter until it is adjudicated, except to say that VCU remains committed to an environment free of intimidation, harassment and discrimination.”

 

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