NFL Will Review Matt Patricia’s 1996 Sexual Assault Indictment with Lions

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia introduces first-round draft pick Frank Ragnow at the NFL football team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich. Patricia is maintaining his innocence after a 1996 sexual assault allegation against him resurfaced in reports Wednesday night, May 9. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

The NFL said Thursday that it will review a 1996 sexual assault allegation against Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia.

In a statement, an NFL spokesman told CNN’s Jill Martin: “We will review the matter with the club to understand the allegations and what the club has learned.”

Robert Snell of the Detroit News wrote an article Wednesday regarding a 1996 sexual assault allegation that Patricia was indicted on. The former New England Patriots defensive coordinator was never tried.

Snell reported that Patricia and his friend, Greg Dietrich, were indicted on one count of aggravated sexual assault in relation to allegations stemming from an encounter during spring break in South Padre Island, Texas. Patricia was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the time.

The accuser decided against testifying, which resulted in the case never going to trial.

On Wednesday, Patricia said the following regarding the allegation, per ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein:

“As someone who was

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2775362-nfl-will-review-matt-patricias-1996-sexual-assault-indictment-with-lions

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