Falcons Waive LB Green After Multiple Rape Allegations

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsLB Torrey Green at Utah State

The Atlanta Falcons waived undrafted rookie linebacker Torrey Green today after multiple rape allegations surfaced in a TMZ report. Green had been accused of rape twice in 2015 as well as groping a third woman per the TMZ report while he was in his final year at Utah State. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff indicated that the team was aware of the reports, but would defer comment.

Per TMZ, the first alleged incident occurred in January 2015 when the victim reported that Green forcibly had sex with her against her will in his apartment. Green was alleged to have said to the victim after the incident:

“You aren’t the kinda girl that would report rape? Because that would ruin my career.”

Green indicated to police that the woman lied and he stopped his sexual advances after her initial hesitation.

The second alleged incident occurred in November 2015, when another victim indicated that Green locked her in his bedroom before forcing himself onto her. TMZ indicates that the alleged victim became uncooperative with investigators after getting a rape kit after the incident, but the event still involved the local district attorney’s office.

A third alleged incident occurred that same month when a separate woman indicated that Green groped her against her will.

While all three incidents remain under investigation by the D.A., none have stemmed charges against Green.

Green started 10 games over his last two seasons at Utah State, recording a combined 83 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and two interceptions in that span as a pass-rush specialist.

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