Former LSU running back arrested and accused of alleged rape
A former LSU football player is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his on-campus apartment.
A former Louisiana State University football player was arrested and charged with raping a woman who allegedly “blacked out” in his apartment before the assault took place, The Advocate reports.
Alfonso “Tae” Provens, a former running back at LSU is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was found unconscious after asking to use his bathroom, university police said.
On Sunday, the woman and a friend reportedly visited Provens at his apartment at Riverbend Hall around 3 a.m. After the woman asked to use the bathroom, Provens reportedly followed her inside and proceeded to take her shirt off, the woman recalls. The victim said her memory because hazy and she started to lose consciousness, according to the Times-Picayune.
The victim said she tried to hold on to her underwear as Provens allegedly pulled them off, according to the arrest report.
According to the report, Provens proceeded to assault the woman from behind as she said, “No, no, no” He reportedly paused and then continued the assault.
The woman was eventually able to escape, police said.
A witness reportedly said the woman left upset and Provens admitted to having sex and told the witness he halted after the victim got upset.
Provens was booked on a third-degree rape.
“We take any and all allegations like these seriously, and currently, this is a law enforcement investigation,” LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said in a statement.
“At LSU, we’re committed to ending sexual violence and maintaining a community of respect, and an alleged incident like this goes against everything we stand for within our community.”
Ballard said Provens has decided to transfer to another university.
On Wednesday, Provens was arrested and is out of jail on $15,000 bond.
Some three days before the reported rape allegation, Provens wrote that he planned to leave LSU and transfer elsewhere.
“LSU will always have a special place in my heart,” Provens wrote. “I have decided to separate myself from LSU and pursue my dreams somewhere else! I have nothing but love and respect for LSU and wish them nothing but the best in the near future.”
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— Tae Provens2️⃣5️⃣ (@iamtaeprovens) March 22, 2019