Utah State Player Charged with Raping Woman at Off-Campus Party

By D.J. Byrnes on June 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Utah authorities charged Utah State linebacker Jamaal Evans on Thursday with rape and forcible sodomy, both first-degree felonies.

Prosecutors allege the crime occurred at an off-campus party June 17, when they say the victim was too intoxicated to give consent.

The friend heard a shower in an upstairs bedroom turn on and went to investigate. They found vomit on the bed, floor and Evans' shirt, according to police. But when they tried to get into the bathroom, it was locked.

"Evans was telling her to give him a minute and she began yelling for (the woman) who was not responding to her," the report states. "Evans told her through the door that she did not need to be there and that they were OK."

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.

When police confronted Logan, he offered a despicable defense:

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."

Looks like investigators and prosecutors are about to give Evans what he wants: a prison term.

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