A Texas grand jury on Wednesday announced that there is not enough evidence to indict suspended Baylor football players John Arthur and Tre’von Lewis, who were investigated on allegations of sexual assault.
The grand jury reviewed information from Baylor’s Title IX investigation on the incident, police reports, witness statements and victim interviews, according to a statement released by McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna.
In Reyna’s statement, he commended the grand jury members for their work, saying: “We agree with and respect their decision.”
Lewis and Arthur, redshirt freshmen last season, and two other players were suspended from the team in March.
On Nov. 17, 2017, two female students at Baylor told police that they were sexually assaulted at University Parks Apartments in Waco, Texas, during the early-morning hours of Nov. 12, according to a police report.
The report listed four suspects, whose names and the names of the alleged female victims — members of Baylor’s equestrian team — were blacked out.
The case was submitted to the McLennan County district attorney’s office, and as a result of further investigation, the cases against only Arthur and Lewis were presented to the grand jury for review.
On March 14, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule announced the suspensions of Arthur, Lewis, redshirt freshman Justin Harris and sophomore Eric Odor, but said one of the suspensions was unrelated to the sexual assault allegations.
A Baylor spokesperson said on Wednesday there was no change in the status of Lewis and Arthur, and that there was “no new or additional information to report at this time.”