2 Gophers receive restraining order prohibiting them from home games

- Two University of Minnesota football players have been served restraining orders that would prohibit them from playing in home games and also from being in their student dorms, according to the attorney representing the athletes.

The restraining orders would impact freshmen defensive lineman Tamarion Johnson and redshirt sophomore runningback Carlton Djam.

A 22-year-old woman, who participates in the home football game operations, filed the restraining orders.

In September, Minneapolis Police investigated a report of sexual assault, which involved the 22-year-old woman. During the investigation, the university suspended four Gophers football players, including Johnson, for violating team rules. Djam, was not one of the suspended players.

Police investigated the sexual assault case, but charges were never filed.

The head coach later reinstated the players from their suspension.

An official with the University of Minnesota Athletics released the following statement:

"It would not be appropriate for the University to comment on this matter to the extent it relates to University students. The University reaffirms, however, that it will honor and comply with court orders."


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