Atlanta Falcons waive former USU linebacker amid sexual assault allegations

Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 09:30:58-04

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons have waived former Utah State University Linebacker Torrey Green Thursday, and the decision comes amid allegations the man sexually assaulted several women in Utah.

The Falcons announced the move in a Tweet Thursday morning.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution spoke with Falcons owner Arthur Blank Thursday about the decision.

“We don’t want anybody connected to the organization that has those kinds of accusations around them,” Blank told the AJC. “The player was cut. We found out about it [Wednesday] night. The player was cut [Thursday] morning. The decision was made [Wednesday] night. The coach spoke to the team [Thursday] morning. They understand it. We understand, and we’ve moved on.”

TMZ Sports reports Green is being investigated in connection with four reports of sexual assault, according to the Cache County District Attorney’s Office. The alleged assaults occurred in Utah and two of them took place in 2015.

The AJC reports Green was considered a long shot to make the cut with the Falcons.

According to the Utah State Aggies’ website, Green was a redshirt at USU in 2011 and did not play in the 2012 season. He played in 32 games during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.