Lawyer: Teens charged with sex assault were 'roughhousing'

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys for four ex-high school football players charged with sexually assaulting a former teammate insisted Friday that their clients were not guilty and were just "roughhousing" in the culture of their sport.

Tulsa lawyer Paul DeMuro worked to discredit the accuser and prosecutors during a news conference attended by the teenagers — who face a count of second-degree rape by instrumentation — and their families.

"It might have gotten a little out of hand, but it sure as hell wasn't rape," DeMuro said, adding that the accuser has participated in similar behavior in a "cul...


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