Demry Croft suspended from Tennessee State football team


(WTVO/WQRF) — Demry Croft’s status as a football player at Tennessee State is on hold for now. He has been suspended from the team indefinitely.

That was confirmed to me Wednesday afternoon by Jose Garcia of the Tennessee State University Media Relations Department. Croft’s name has been removed from the roster listing on Tennessee State’s website.

Wednesday head coach Rod Reed also read the following statement explaining the suspension:

“We have very high standards here at Tennessee State University, especially when it comes to women and right now Demry’s been accused of not holding up to those high standards. At this point he’s been suspended indefinitely from the football team and all athletic activities as it relates to football and facilities,” Reed said.

Monday Croft was arrested in Nashville on multiple charges of rape and sexual battery. A woman told police she was raped by Croft on campus last December. She came forward with her allegation in early April. A grand jury decided that there was enough evidence to indict Croft.

Croft was released from jail Monday afternoon after posting $50,000 bond.

Croft is a 2015 graduate of Rockford’s Boylan High School. He was an All-NIC-10 player for the Titans at quarterback. He started four games for Tennessee State last year and he had the inside track on the starting job this season.

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