Texas police are investigating a report “involving” another National Football League player accused of sexual assaulting a woman. The incident took place in the hotel room of Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman in September, authorities told the New York Daily News. Spillman played the following day in a game against the St. Louis Rams.
“We have a sexual assault report we are investigating at this time, and it does involve C.J. Spillman,” Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling told the Daily News. "He is involved in the investigation. We are looking into the matter."
Police have not formally charged Spillman but said the incident took place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The Cowboys have used the hotel since 2009, the Daily News reported.
"Any investigation involving a sexual assault does take some time," Eberling told USA Today Sports. "At this point, there has not been any arrests or formal charges have been filed or anything like that. But we're continuing to investigate."
The NFL has endured much bad publicity in the last month since Ray Rice was indefinitely suspended for domestic violence.
“Over the past several weeks we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said during a press conference addressing on the NFL handled Rice’s situation in September.
In June, Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy was convicted of sexual assault but was not kicked off the team. In September he was placed on the exempt list, a group of former players who receive their salary without actually participating. Adrian Peterson is still a running back for the Minnesota Vikings, despite having been indicted last month on charges of beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. He was barred from playing in one game.