ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy football player who was accused in a sexual assault case but ultimately won’t face a trial has graduated.
A Naval Academy spokeswoman confirmed Monday that Tra’ves Bush of Johnston, S.C., graduated Thursday. Bush had enough credits to graduate last spring. But the sexual assault case against him and two fellow football players put his graduation on hold.READ MORE: Preakness Fans Happy To Watch Live Horse Racing Again At Pimlico
The academy’s superintendent decided in October that Bush’s teammates, Eric Graham and Joshua Tate, should be court-martialed for the alleged abuse of a fellow midshipman during a 2012 party. Bush won’t face trial, a decision the academy did not explain.READ MORE: Maryland Businesses Split On Whether Or Not To Keep Mask Mandates After CDC, Hogan Announcement
Bush’s attorney, Andrew Weinstein, said in an e-mail Monday his client is now a commissioned officer. He called the accusations against Bush “baseless.”MORE NEWS: Maryland Foundation Earns Guinness World Record In Order To Bring Awareness About Suicide Prevention
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