A former Husker football player was found not guilty of first-degree sexual assault.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A former Husker football player was found not guilty of first-degree sexual assault.
A jury returned the verdict for Katerian LeGrone Thursday morning.
LeGrone, along with teammate Andre Hunt, were arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a woman in their apartment in 2019.
The investigation in August of 2019, and LeGrone and Hunt were subsequently suspended from the football team and arrested shortly after.
Hunt took a plea deal in exchange for testifying in LeGrone’s trial. A hearing for Hunt’s case is scheduled for next month.
Lancaster County Attorney Pat Condon released the following statement concerning the outcome of the trial:
“Of course, we are disappointed with the verdict, but we certainly appreciate the hard work of the jury. We also are very proud of the victim, the law enforcement officers and our attorneys who worked on this case. These are difficult cases. Not only during this Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, but at any time, victims of sexual assault should not be discouraged, especially when it comes to reporting sexual violence. I will continue to do everything I can to be an effective advocate on their behalf.”