Ex-Navy football player from Nashville to face sexual assault court-martial

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says two midshipman will face a court-martial in an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus party while a third will not. All three were former Navy football players.

Vice Adm. Michael Miller said Thursday he referred the cases of Midshipmen Eric Graham, of Eight Mile, Ala., and Joshua Tate, of Nashville, Tenn., to court-martial. But he decided Midshipman Tra'ves Bush, of Johnston, S.C., should not face one.

Graham is charged with abusive sexual contact. Tate is charged with aggravated sexual assault. Both are accused of making false official statements.

The case has drawn attention at a time when the White House, Congress and the Pentagon are focusing on sexual assaults in the military. The alleged victim is a fellow midshipman who has said she doesn't remember having sex.


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