USU athlete charged with soliciting prostitute, marijuana distribution, sexual assault

Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 17:10:14-04

LOGAN, Utah — A Utah State University football player faces felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly giving marijuana to a woman and sexually assaulting her.

According to a press release from the Logan Police Department, officers and medical personnel responded to a local hotel on October 22, 2014 on a suspected involuntary drug overdose. The victim told police she had been drugged and raped by a member of the USU football team. She was transported to Logan Regional Hospital for treatment.

Police later identified the suspect as Gregory Hayden Weichers. Officers interviewed Weichers and the victim, who both admitted that Weichers had paid her for sexual acts. Weichers was then cited for soliciting a prostitute and the case was adjudicated.

The victim told police there was a second encounter on the night of October 22 in which Weichers came back to the hotel and they both smoked marijuana. At some point during the second encounter, Weichers allegedly sexually assaulted the victim.

The Cache County Attorney’s Office has filed charges of distribution of a controlled substance (a third-degree felony) and sexual battery (a class A misdemeanor) against Weichers.

Weichers, a wide receiver for the Utah State University football team, was suspended from the team for violating team rules after his initial citation.