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UPDATE: Sexual Assault Investigation In Lake Delton

UPDATED Thursday, March 3, 2011 --- 8:05 a.m.

Packers' Underwood pleads no contest to sex count

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor stemming from an assault investigation in June.

Lake Delton police chief Thomas Dorner said Wednesday that Underwood appeared in Sauk County Circuit Court to enter the plea to a charge of prostitution-nonmarital sexual intercourse. He declined further comment.

The 24-year-old cornerback who mainly contributed on special teams was accused by two women of sexual assault on June 5 after he had been in Wisconsin Dells for a charity event. His lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Underwood was ordered to pay a $379 fine. His record can be expunged in a year.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported the resolution of the case.

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UPDATED Tuesday, January 25, 2011 --- 4:00 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State Justice Department officials say analysts should complete work within the next two weeks on what might be the final pieces of evidence in the sexual assault case against a Green Bay Packers cornerback.

Two women have accused Brandon Underwood of sexually assaulting them in a Lake Delton condo in June. Underwood has not been charged, but the investigation remains active.

Justice Department Executive Assistant Steven Means says DNA analysis in the case was completed in early December and Sauk County District Attorney Patricia Barrett got a report on the findings that same month.

But Means says analysts are running final tests on more evidence. That work should be finished within the next week to 10 days. He says the agency hasn't received requests for tests on any more evidence.

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UPDATED Monday, January 24, 2011 ---- 9:30 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a months-long investigation into sexual assault allegations against Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood is still active.

Sauk County District Attorney Patricia Barrett says in a letter to The Associated Press the investigation is ongoing. She said in a telephone interview on Monday she is still waiting for information from the state crime lab but declined to elaborate.

Two women told investigators Underwood sexually assaulted them at a Lake Delton condo on June 5. No charges have been filed. Police said early on that the women's statements were inconsistent.

Underwood's attorney, Richard Kaiser, says he hasn't heard anything more than the investigation continues and declined further comment. A message left with the Lake Delton Police Department wasn't immediately returned.

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UPDATED Wednesday, August 4, 2010 --- 10:45 a.m.

According to a report on jsonline.com (Journal Sentinel), investigators with the State Department of Justice are assisting officers with the investigation of the June 5th incident involving Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood.

As we reported, two women told investigators Underwood sexually assaulted them at a Lake Delton condo. Police have said the women's statements contain inconsistencies.

According to this new report, Sauk County District Attorney Patricia A. Barrett has asked the Lake Delton police to do further interviews in the case. Bill Cosh, a Justice Department spokesman, said the agency was assisting officers at their request.

To read this report on jsonline.com, click on the RELATED LINKS section below.

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UPDATED Saturday, July 31, 2010 --- 7:55 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Nearly two months after being accused of sexual assault, Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood says he doesn't know if he will be charged with a crime.

Underwood says he's doing his best to focus on football and isn't frustrated that the case isn't moving faster.

Green Bay held its first training camp practice on Saturday.

A south-central Wisconsin prosecutor hasn't announced publicly whether Underwood will face formal charges.

Two women told investigators Underwood sexually assaulted them at a Lake Delton condo on June 5. Police have said the women's statements contain inconsistencies.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 30, 2010 --- 10:00 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A south-central Wisconsin prosecutor still hasn't announced publicly whether a Green Bay Packers cornerback accused of sexual assault will face formal charges.

Two women told investigators Brandon Underwood sexually assaulted them at a Lake Delton condo on June 5. Police questioned six other Packers players staying at the condo for a charity golf event but cleared them of any wrongdoing.

Underwood's attorney, Richard Kaiser, has said Underwood is the target of the investigation. Police have said the women's statements contain inconsistencies.

Sauk County District Attorney Pat Barrett's staff has repeatedly declined to speak about the case over the last three weeks.

Kaiser says he doesn't know where things stand.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 9, 2010 --- 7:35 p.m.

Release from Lake Delton Police Department:

This is a news release related to the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of two female subjects that occurred at the Wilderness Golf Cabins on June 5 and reported to this department at approx. 4:17 AM that morning.

Due to various factors, the reports on this case have not yet been given to the Sauk Co. District Attorney’s Office, but we do hope to have those reports there by 12:00 noon tomorrow, June 10. The reports will not be made public until sometime after their review by the District Attorney, and as further dictated by the results of that review. It was hoped that the reports would have been there yesterday, with possibly a decision by the District Attorney by Friday, but that will now not likely happen, and it is anticipated that a charging decision may be made by mid-week next.

There is no new information about this incident and investigation being released at this time and there will be none released until explained above, except that this release will confirm info mentioned yesterday that money was exchanged between the alleged suspect and the alleged victims before the alleged assault.

Also, not all persons interviewed that were at the golf cabin that morning had been consuming alcohol, as had been previously reported.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 9, 2010 --- 3:20 p.m.

From NBC15's News Partner, WLUK TV in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY - Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood apologized to teammates Wednesday for having involved a number of them in a sexual assault case this weekend in Lake Delton.

Underwood and some of his teammates were at the Wilderness Resort for a charity golf tournament. Underwood was accused of sexually assaulting two Milwaukee women early Saturday morning. Six other Packers players were questioned and cleared by police.

"I just want to apologize to my teammates who have been dragged into this. I'm sorry for the distraction to the team. It's just been a long week and hopefully the week will hurry up and wind down for me," said Underwood.

The Packers had a team meeting on Wednesday, where head coach Mike McCarthy said the team cleared the air about the incident, and now hopes to move on. "We're in the paper way too much with things other than football," McCarthy said he told the team. "Poor judgment was made."

Lake Delton police still have not recommended charges to the Sauk County District Attorney's office.

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UPDATED Tuesday, June 8, 2010 --- 4:00 p.m.

Today, the 911 call was released in this investigation. A neighbor called 911 after one of the victims approached his door. But since it was early in the morning, he never answered. Instead, he called 911.

Meanwhile, we're still waiting to hear if any charges will be filed in this case.

The Lake Delton Police Chief says as of late this afternoon, they were still finishing up their written reports and had not yet turned them over to the District Attorney's office.

Early Saturday morning, two women accused Green Bay Packers player Brandon Underwood of sexual assault.

But Chief Tom Dorner tells NBC15 Zac Schultz, they did not make an arrest at the time because they did not have probable cause, in part because the women changed their story while talking to investigators.

Instead, police will make no charging recommendations and ask the District Attorney to review the case and see if any laws were broken.

A lawyer for Underwood says his client did nothing wrong and he should be cleared of any wrongdoing by the end of the week.

Chief Dorner says he will ask the District Attorney to expedite the case and make it a priority, in part because of all the media attention. Chief Dorner says they received a lot of media attention when Lake Delton drained two years ago, but he says this investigation puts Lake Delton to shame.

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UPDATED Monday, June 7, 2010 ---- 2:50 p.m.

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) -- Police say the two women who have accused a Green Bay Packers player of sexually assaulting them changed their statements during the investigation.

Lake Delton Police Chief Tom Dorner says the women first said they were sexually assaulted by more than one person while others held them down. Later, they said only one person was involved.

Dorner says they "certainly" weren't held down by others. He adds no weapons were involved..

Police were called to a Lake Delton condo early Saturday where seven Packers players were staying. The women said they had been sexually assaulted. Police cleared six of the seven players, but one remains under investigation. Dorner declined to name him or the victims.

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UPDATED Monday, June 7, 2010 --- 9:45 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lake Delton's police chief said Monday sexual assault charges against an unidentified Packers player could be problematic because there's too much contradictory information between the alleged victims and accused suspect.

Chief Tom Dorner says police aren't making a recommendation on charges. They'll simply turn over the police reports to Sauk County District Attorney Patricia Barrett, most likely Tuesday. Dorner says he will ask Barrett to expedite the case because of it's high profile nature.

Seven Packers players were participating in a charity golf outing in Wisconsin Dells during the weekend and stayed together in a condo in nearby Lake Delton. Early Saturday morning police received a report that two Milwaukee women, ages 31 and 33, who'd met the players hours earlier at a bar had been sexually assaulted. The seven players were questioned by police and six were cleared.

Dorner says police didn't believe they had enough probable cause to arrest the seventh player.

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UPDATED Sunday, June 6, 2010 --- 5:35 p.m.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brandon Underwood is linked to the sexual assault probe in Lake Delton.

Click HERE to read story at jsonline.com

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UPDATED Sunday, June 6, 2010 --- 7:00 p.m.

Statement from Tellurian:

Dear Friends of Tellurian,

It comes with great concern and sadness that I write to you today. On Friday, June 4, 2010, Tellurian held its 13th annual fund raising celebrity golf tournament near Wisconsin Dells. This year the event was named after Packer All Pro Clay Matthews. The event itself was a great success, thanks to all of you. The outing ended at 7:30 pm after which everyone involved in the event went their separate ways. Unfortunately, as you may have heard, later that night there was an alleged sexual assault by an unnamed Green Bay Packer who may have participated in the outing. The alleged incident happened at 4:17 am, approximately nine hours after the Clay Matthews Celebrity Golf Tournament concluded. Mr. Matthews has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Lake Delton police and no one from Tellurian was involved in any way.

I have been in contact with Mark Murphy, CEO of the Green Bay Packers, and Clay Matthews. Although neither were involved in this alleged incident, both have expressed their heartfelt apologies to Tellurian, the people we treat, and those who have supported us over the years.

As you are aware, this outing helps raise much needed funds for people who suffer from addiction, mental disease, homelessness and sexual abuse in the state of Wisconsin. It also helps eliminate the stigma surrounding these diseases.

In a world of email, facebook, twitter, and sport talk shows, stories like these can take on a life of their own. It is imperative that I set the record straight in an attempt to keep Tellurian’s good name in the community and more importantly, that it does not affect the close to eight thousand people that Tellurian services annually. Be assured that in no way does Tellurian, the Green Bay Packers, nor I condone this type of behavior.

I want to thank the numerous volunteers, golfers, celebrities, and sponsors who made this event a great success and I apologize if the alleged incident in any way affects you and your passion to help Tellurian and the people we serve.

Feel free to contact me with any suggestion or comments you may have and keep those involved with this incident in your thoughts in prayers.

Sincerely,

Kevin Florek
CEO

Tellurian UCAN, Inc.
300 Femrite Drive
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 222-7311 ext.151

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UPDATED Sunday, June 6, 2010 --- 5:35 p.m.

From NBC15's News Partner, WLUK TV in Green Bay:

GRAND CHUTE - Packers players participated in the Donald Driver Charity softball game at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute Sunday.

The annual event pits the Packers offense against its defense, and raises money for Driver's foundation.

The game comes on the heels of an incident in Lake Delton over the weekend involving seven Packers players.

Lake Delton police questioned the players Saturday in connection with the alleged sexual assaults of two women.

Six of them were found not to be involved.

The Packers cleared are Matt Flynn, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, Khalil Jones and Clay Matthews.

Police continue to investigate one of the players, and authorities are not naming him.

The unnamed player is the one who police say brought the women back to a condo where the Packers were staying.

The alleged sexual assaults happened at Wilderness Resort in Lake Delton Saturday morning.

Several Packers players were there participating in a charity golf game.

Packers players who were at Driver’s ball game Sunday were not made available for comment, but the allegations were hard to ignore.

FOX 11 asked Driver what he thought about the police investigation.

“I'm here about my charity softball game. If we’re not going to talk about the charity softball game, I don't want to talk about anything else. So if you all want to talk about the charity softball game, let's talk about the charity. If not, I'm done,” Driver said.

Lake Delton police say they will not release any new details in the case until Wednesday when investigation reports are handed over to the district attorney's office.

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UPDATED Sunday, June 6, 2010 --- 5:30 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Teammates staying in a condo with an unidentified Packers player who faces sexual assault allegations say Sunday they're frustrated that their names are linked to the incident.

The NFL is watching the case after Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wound up suspended over a similar claim this offseason.

Authorities in Lake Delton said Sunday no additional information would be released involving the claims of two women against a player staying at a resort condo early Saturday morning. Six other players are cleared of criminal activity.

Authorities, the Packers and Packers teammates declined to name the player involved. Police Chief Tom Dorner said he'd turn over results of the investigation to the district attorney Monday or Tuesday to consider charges.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Sunday, June 6, 2010 --- 6:40 a.m.

From NBC15's News Partner, WLUK TV in Green Bay:

LAKE DELTON - Police are investigating a member of the Green Bay Packers organization in connection with allegations of sexual assault Saturday morning in Lake Delton.

Six other Packers players were questioned.

All seven Packers were staying in a condominium at the Wilderness Resort in Lake Delton.

The players had taken part in a charity golf tournament Friday.

Police chief Thomas Dorner tells FOX 11 the two women who claim they were sexually assaulted were invited to the condo by the seventh player now under investigation.

"When we first initially had contact with the women doing our initial interviews to find out what's going on to find out what their complaint was that was the allegation was they were both sexually assaulted at this condominium and there was more than one person involved with the sexual assault," said Dorner.

Everyone in the condo was brought down to the Lake Delton Police Department and interviewed.

Police say Matt Flynn, Khalil Jones, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, and Clay Matthews were all questioned and determined not to be involved in any wrongdoing.

A seventh unnamed player is the only one still under investigation. His name has not been released. Police say he acknowledges having sex with the two women, ages 31 and 33, from Milwaukee. But stories differ on whether the women agreed to it.

"They are claiming that it was non-consensual and he is claiming that it was consensual," said Dorner. "I think it's a case of kind of the classic his word against her word, her word against his word type of thing at this point."

According to police, the women in the case changed their story from their initial account with police when they indicated more than one player was involved. During a second interview at the station police say they made it clear only the player they arrived with was involved.

"It's troubling that there would be that difference in recollection as to what happened which is honestly quite a serious difference in recollection. I'm not saying there wasn't a sexual assault there but that is obviously going to cause an issue," said Dorner.

The Packers organization late Saturday issued the following statement saying: "We are aware of the reported incident and still are gathering facts."

Lake Delton police are also putting together the facts of the case and plan to pass along their findings to the Sauk County District Attorney on Monday or Tuesday.

It is unknown at this point if the NFL will review the incident under the league's player conduct policies; NFL offices are closed on weekends. Previously, the league has reviewed off-field conduct and taken action against players, even in cases without criminal charges.

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UPDATED Saturday, June 5, 2010 --- 9:45 p.m.

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in a south-central Wisconsin community say a Green Bay Packers player is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault of two women early Saturday.

Lake Delton police have not released the player's name. They say he was released after being interviewed at a condo where he and six other players were staying and where the women allege the assault happened.

Police Chief Tom Dorner says he will take the case to the district attorney Monday or Tuesday to consider charges.

Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb said in a statement that team officials "are aware of the reported incident and still are gathering facts."

Police cleared all the players except the one accused. They said the cleared players are backup quarterback Matt Flynn, safety Khalil Jones, guard Josh Sitton, fullback Korey Hall, and linebackers Brad Jones and Clay Matthews.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Saturday, June 5, 2010 --- 9:30 p.m.

From NBC15's News Partner, WLUK TV in Green Bay:

LAKE DELTON - Police are investigating a member of the Green Bay Packers organization in connection with allegations of sexual assault at a Lake Delton resort condo Saturday morning.

Police received a 911 call at 4:17 a.m. and made contact with two adult women who say they had both been sexually assaulted. The women directed officers to a rental condominium at the Wilderness Resort where the alleged assaults took place.

Six Packers players were interviewed and "they are not suspected in criminal activity," said Lake Delton Police Chief Thomas Dorner in a written news release.

Dorner tells FOX 11 the seventh player was also interviewed and released, but the investigation continues. Dorner says the seventh player arrived at the condo with the two women. The police chief says that player acknowledges having consensual sex with the women.

The Lake Delton Police Department plans to pass along its report on the investigation early next week to the Sauk County District Attorney's Office for review.

The Green Bay Packers organization did not immediately respond to FOX 11's request for a comment.

It is unknown at this point if the NFL will review the incident under the league's player conduct policies; NFL offices are closed on weekends. Previously, the league has reviewed off-field conduct and taken action against players, even in cases without criminal charges.

Several members of the Packers organization are in the Wisconsin Dells area for a golf tournament Saturday.

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UPDATED Saturday, June 5, 2010 --- 4:00 p.m.

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in a Wisconsin town say a Green Bay Packers player is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault early Saturday.

Police in Lake Delton, outside of Madison, have not identified the player and say no one has been arrested.

Sgt. Gerald Grimsled says police responded to a Lake Delton condo around 4:20 a.m. Saturday on a report that two women were sexually assaulted. He says seven players were questioned and all cooperated. He says they were all released but police are still investigating whether one player was involved in both assaults.

He says the six others are not suspected of criminal activity. They are Matthew Flynn, Khalil Jones, Joshua Sitton, Korey Hall, Bradley Jones and Clay Matthews.

A message left for Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey was not immediately returned Saturday.

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UPDATED: Saturday, June 5, 2010 --- 3:15 p.m.

UPDATED Press Release from the Lake Delton Police Department:

On 06/05/2010 at approx. 4:17 a.m. Lake Delton police officers responded to a 911 call and made contact with two adult female subjects on Canyon Road who were reporting that they had both been sexually assaulted.

The victims directed officers to a rental condominium at 1050 Canyon Road at the Wilderness Resort Golf Cabins where the alleged assault occurred.

Officers made contact with seven male occupants of the condo and based on initial statements made by the female subjects that more then one person was involved in the alleged assault; officers asked all seven to come to the police department to be interviewed.

All seven male persons were cooperative in the investigation and interviewed, and after the two female subjects were further interviewed, six of the male persons were allowed to leave immediately following their interviews and at this point they are not suspected in any criminal activity. The seventh male subject was further interviewed and then also released, but his involvement in this incident is still under investigation.

The following six persons were interviewed involving the incident and are not suspected of any criminal activity:

Matthew Clayton Flynn, age 24 listing a Texas address
Khalil Umar Jones, age 24 listing a Florida address
Joshua James Sitton, age 25 listing a Florida address
Korey Dean Hall, age 26 listing an Idaho address
Bradley Edward Jones, age 24 listing a Colorado address
William Clay Matthews, age 24 listing a Wisconsin address

The seventh subjects name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation, all of the subjects interviewed are members of the Green Bay Packer organization.

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Posted Saturday, June 5, 2010 --- 2:15 p.m.

Press Release from the Lake Delton Police Department:

On 06/05/2010 at approx. 4:17 a.m. Lake Delton police officers responded to a 911 call and made contact with two adult female subjects on Canyon Road who were reporting that they had both been sexually assaulted.

The victims directed officers to a rental condominium at 1050 Canyon Road at the Wilderness Resort Golf Cabins where the alleged assault occurred.

Officers made contact with seven male occupants of the condo and based on initial statements made by the female subjects that more then one person was involved in the alleged assault; officers asked all seven to come to the police department to be interviewed.

All seven male persons were cooperative in the investigation and interviewed, and after the two female subjects were further interviewed, six of the male persons were allowed to leave immediately following their interviews and at this point they are not suspected in any criminal activity.

The seventh male subject was further interviewed and then also released, but his involvement in this incident is still under investigation.

The two female subjects are continuing to be interviewed.

The names of the male subjects involved will be released as soon as is practical.

Thomas Dorner
Chief of Police


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