Investigation finds star college athletes accused of sexual misconduct

USA Today Networks uncovered dozens of star athletes who were punished for sexual misconduct and transferred to other schools, where they were permitted to keep playing.
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winston-salem to Roanoke, Rhode Island. We turn to a new investigation into college sports. A new report from "Usa today" networks uncovered dozens punished for sexual misconduct who transferred to other schools and were permitted to keep playing. Amy robach is here with the latest. Good morning, Amy. Yeah, good morning, Michael. This is pretty disturbing. According to this investigation by "The usa today" network, these athletes represented some of the best sports programs in the country including a number of top NCAA football teams. This morning, bombshell discoveries surrounding athletes disciplined for sexual misconduct finding that over the past five years, dozens of current and former division 1 athletes disciplined for sexual misconduct at their universities were able to transfer into new NCAA programs despite being punished by their original schools or the court system. We only got access to about 10% of the division 1 schools' disciplinary records and among them we found nearly 50 athletes who were found responsible for sexual assault and about a quarter of them actually transferred to other schools. Reporter: This woman was a junior at the university of Idaho when she says she was sexually assaulted by this wise receiver and reported him to the school which eventually found him responsible and expelled but not before he transferred to stony brook university in new York where he played football for another two seasons. Being a student athlete is a privilege and I feel like he should have lost that privilege. Reporter: The NCAA responding that their policy states colleges and universities must cooperate with all investigations into sexual violence, which must be managed in the same manner as investigations involving all other students and staff on campus. They say the NCAA board of governors will continue to evaluate its policies but certainly these findings are incredibly concerning. Absolutely, to say the least. Thank you so much, Amy.

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