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April-26-96

Football Draft Pick Dropped For His Sex Offense Record

Christian Peter, a former University of Nebraska football star who has recently been recruited by the New England Patriots, a professional football team, has been dropped from the fifth round draft pick. The Patriots uncovered Peter's long history of sex offenses that included: being named in a federal sex discrimination suit for raping a Nebraska coed two separate times, being accused of threatening the life of a parking lot attendant, being convicted of the third degree assault of a former Miss Nebraska, and is facing a May 21 sentencing hearing on charges that he harassed and assaulted a woman in a bar last month. The Patriots concluded that his behavior is "incompatible with our organization's standards of acceptable conduct."

Media Resources: Reuters - April 25, 1996