Tulane has settled a lawsuit filed by a woman against two football players who she says raped her in 2014, according to the New Orleans Advocate.
The lawsuit stemmed from a reported rape in April 2014 when the woman was a high school senior on a basketball recruiting visit. It was originally filed in 2015 against Tulane, the football players, the women’s basketball coach, and the woman’s chaperone on the visit, a then-junior on the Tulane women’s basketball team. The terms of the settlement were not made public, and much of the case was filed under seal despite local news organizations’ requests.
The woman told police that she was raped by Tulane wide receiver Teddy Veal when she fell asleep in his dorm room after a night of drinking with members of the women’s basketball team and at least one other recruit. Veal was arrested but never charged; he played for Tulane in the 2014 and ’15 season after being reinstated and then transferred to Louisiana Tech.
In her lawsuit, the woman also said she was raped by Green Wave center Raul “Junior” Diaz. She initially told the authorities that she had consensual sex with Diaz, but later said in the lawsuit that she had been too intoxicated to consent. Diaz was never arrested, but has since transferred to Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, the lawsuit named the women’s basketball coach, Lisa Stockton, and Adesuwa Ebomwonyi, a basketball player who allegedly bought drinks for the recruits and gave the woman a fake ID to get into a bar.
Tulane cleared Veal in its own internal investigation, which was not made public, and didn’t say if Stockton or Ebomwonyi faced any discipline.