A Utah State player is accused of raping a woman at a house party.
Linebacker Jamaal Evans was charged Thursday with rape and forcible sodomy, both felony charges. He’s accused of raping a woman who said she remembers drinking vodka in the basement with a friend and then waking up in a shower in a bathroom at the residence after she hit her head on a metal rack.
According to friends of the woman, Evans and the alleged victim went upstairs, purportedly to get a drink. As the friends searched for her, they saw her phone under a pool table and figured out the two were in a bathroom. They tried to get into the bathroom and Evans allegedly said they were “good.”
But when the friend was finally able to get into the bathroom, she found the woman “completely nude” and “hunched over and … completely incoherent,” according to the report.
“(The woman) began tearing up and telling her she did not know what was happening.”
When confronted about what had happened, Evans “described what occurred as ‘when you’re in the moment and you want what you want, you just got to do it sometimes,'” investigators wrote in the report. He allegedly stated that the woman was sober and “he gave that girl what she wanted.”
Per KSL, police then recorded a phone call the woman placed to Evans in the days after the June 17 incident. She tells him that she was impaired during the incident and “[The woman] accuses Evans of rape, to which he responds that she needs to trust him because he is the only person who was there and knows what happened,” the report states.
Evans, who told police he was a little “buzzed,” was a redshirt freshman in the 2017 season.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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