(WTVO/WQRF) — A former Boylan star quarterback is the subject of a criminal investigation in Tennessee. Demry Croft has been charged with six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.
Croft is a student and a quarterback at Tennessee State University. According to our sister station in Nashville WKRN TV police reports show someone came forward in April claiming to have been raped on campus last December. Croft was arrested Monday in Nashville, booked into jail and later released.
Croft was excused from the football team’s scrimmage last weekend. Reporters who cover the team were told he was dealing with a personal issue.
Tennesse State officials have released the following statement which does not mention Coft by name”
“The University is aware that a student-athlete was arrested in a criminal matter. Due to federal and state student privacy laws, no further comment can be made at this time. However, the University takes seriously any allegation of sexual misconduct that may affect our campus community.“ (University Statement)
Croft graduated from Boylan high school in Rockford in 2015. He set multiple school records. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota and he was a member of the team there from 2015-2017. In 2017 at Minnesota he was suspended for three games early in the season for violating team rules. When he was reinstated he made six starts and had mixed success.
He transferred to Tennessee State in 2018 and he was the Tigers’ starting quarterback for four games before a shoulder injury ended his season. He had the inside track on the starting quarterback job this season until this alleged incident came to light.