Dennis is being mentioned in local media reports as one of the players involved in an LAPD investigation of sexual assault involving "one or more members of the USC football team". The alleged incident took place late Sunday night and early Monday morning on the final night in the fall camp dorms at Cardinal Gardens apartments. The complaint was filed shortly after that with the LAPD rape crisis center.
The details of what happened in the apartment that night vary depending on which account you are listening to. The common details between the two versions are that a woman, a one-time girlfriend of Hershel's, was at the apartment that night along with Dennis and other members of the team. What happened between the time she arrived and the time she went to the police is unclear, the versions of the story given are very different, but those details are certain to be at the center of the ongoing police investigation which has included a search of the Cardinal Gardens apartment.