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Brandon Underwood case to go to D.A. on Tuesday

Police acknowledge prosecution may be difficult Brad Biggs

Print This June 07, 2010, 06:32 PM EST

Brandon Underwood ought to have a very good idea of where he stands with the law in Sauk County, Wis., by the end of the week.

Lake Delton police are expected to hand over their findings to the Sauk County District Attorney on Tuesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, following their investigation into claims by two women that they were sexually assaulted by a Green Bay Packers player in the early morning hours Saturday.

Underwood has been identified as the player in question, although authorities have yet to publicly name him. Interestingly, they did name six other Packers who were present at a condo party where the women, ages 33 and 31, claim they were assaulted. Underwood, reportedly, has said that all contact was consensual.

Lake Delton Police Chief Tom Dorner said he expects district attorney Patricia A. Barrett to make a decision on charges, if any, by Friday in the resort area in south central Wisconsin.

Per the report, Dorner said the D.A. might decline to press charges based on the available evidence.

“This person is a person of interest,” Dorner said. “He admitted to sexual contact and activity. The women said it was a sexual assault; he says it was consensual.”

Interestingly, Dorner said the women changed their story early in the investigation. First, they claimed that they were assaulted by multiple attackers. Later, they said they were attacked by just one individual. The women reportedly met Underwood at Cruisin Chubby’s, a strip club in the Wisconsin Dells.

Stay tuned for how this one develops. Even though no criminal charges were brought against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he received a six-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Of course, Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault a year earlier.

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