Report: Air Force Football Players Used Date-Rape Drugs At Party

The United States Air Force Academy has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department after the Colorado Springs Gazette discovered numerous honor code violations among athletes dating back to 2010, including an allegation that members of the football team used roofies to rape women at a party.

According to the Gazette, an informant wrote a statement saying that members of the Air Force football team used date-rape drugs in a 2011 party a week after their season ended. A few players allegedly had a special handle of rum with roofies for girls:

"The girls' drink, or Captain Morgan with the blue lid, was only for girls to drink," [Office of Special Investigations] confidential informant cadet Eric Thomas told investigators in a written statement obtained by The Gazette. The blue-capped bottle, he explained, was laced with "roofies," a street term for flunitrazepam, a powerful sedative known as a date-rape drug.

Thomas told investigators that "four or five females did not recall what occurred the following day after the party."

In one bedroom during the party, "multiple male cadets had sexual intercourse with other unknown females," Thomas alleged.

No charges were filed after that party, though two other football players and one recruit were convicted for unrelated sex crimes in 2012 and 2013, with charges including abusive sexual contact, attempted sodomy and wrongful sexual contact.

Advertisement

You can read all of the Gazette's findings here.

Photo: Getty