Green Bay Packer Brandon Underwood Investigated in Sex Assault

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A published report says police in Wisconsin are investigating a possible sexual assault involving Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood.

Police say seven members of the Packers were at a party Saturday night at a condo in Lake Delton, in central Wisconsin. Two women at the party say one of the players assaulted them.

Sgt. Gerald Grimsled of the Lake Delton Police Department said six players were interviewed and released. Three sources familiar with the case told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Underwood is the player on whom they are focused.

Police would not confirm that Underwood is their man. But they did say the player said the contact with the two women was consensual.

"(The) seventh did have contact with the two females," Grimsled said. "We were pretty sure of that. Everybody was cooperative. It comes down to 'was it consensual sex?' One side says yes, the other says no."

The players were in town for a charity golf tournament. The two women, ages 31 and 33, are from the Milwaukee area and met the players at a bar, police said.

Police Chief Tom Dorner said he doesn't expect to conduct more interviews. He said he would take the case to the district attorney on Monday or Tuesday to consider charges.

Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb said the team is "aware of the reported incident and still are gathering facts."

When told that the investigation centered on Underwood, 23, several players who wished to remain anonymous said he had been a problem since he was drafted in the sixth round in 2009 out of Cincinnati. Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt talked last season about Underwood being immature early in his rookie season.