Rucker Could Return in the Fall

Touted in the early spring as possibly CSU's best linebacker prospect in years, Frostee Rucker saw his spring season cut short on the eve of the spring game, when he was accused of sexual assault in mid-April. He was temporarily removed from the Rams football team.

The Insiders has learned, however, that the assault case against Rucker has been dropped, and he could be back this fall to compete for playing time at a linebacker spot, pending the completion of one summer school course.

Fort Collins authorities reportedly dropped the sexual assault case against Rucker after his accuser admitted that she lied to police. Rucker maintained from the start that his relationship with the woman in question was consensual, and that no assault occurred. It's been alleged that a former boyfriend had pushed the woman into making the complaint, and that it was never valid.

Rucker still faces a much more minor charge of indecent exposure, but the Insiders has learned that that too, is being reviewed for it's validity, according to sources.

CSU opens the football season August 22nd on the road against Virginia in the Jim Thorpe Classic.

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