Update, 2/18, 11:00 a.m.:
According to a release from Bradley Athletics, junior Ja’Shon Henry has been “cleared of any accusations” and will rejoin the team for tonight’s game against Illinois State.
“Ja’Shon is neither a person of interest nor suspect in any case,” the statement says. “He also has been cleared of possible student conduct violations.”
Bradley men’s basketball players Elijah Childs, Terry Nolan, Ja’Shon Henry and Danya Kingsby are named in a Springfield, Missouri Police report for a “sex offense” not qualified as rape, according to a report by the Springfield News-Leader.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.
The report states that the incident took place between 12:45 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the TownPlace Suites located at 2009 S. National Ave. in Springfield.
Prior to Saturday’s game with Missouri State, Bradley announced that the four players were suspended for a “violation of team standards.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Bradley head coach Brian Wardle gave the following statement during a press conference:
“We are aware that four of our men’s basketball players were named in a Springfield, Missouri police report. An investigation is underway to determine if a crime or violation of student code of conduct occurred. The players in question are suspended from basketball related activities, pending the investigation and we are continuing to gather information. Our program has always set high standards, and violations of any type are not tolerated. We have and will continue to hold ourselves and our players to those standards.”
This story will be updated.