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University of Missouri responds to ESPN's "Outside the Line" investigation about Sasha Menu Courey's alleged assault

By Sherree Burruss, Sports Reporter, sherree.burruss@kmiz.com
Published On: Jan 24 2014 05:14:31 PM CST
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University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. -

On Friday, ESPN's "Outside the Lines" released its investigation of how the University of Missouri failed to pursue the alleged assault of a former swimmer.

According to the investigation, Sasha Menu Courey was allegedly assaulted by a member of the football team.

Following the alleged incident, Menu Courey underwent psychiatric treatment at university facilities after an attempt to kill herself.

On Jan. 17, 2011, Sasha took her own life. Doctors from the MU Psychiatric Center reportedly diagnosed her with borderline personality disorder.

This was the school's response to the story:

"Nicole, I know that it has been a couple of months since your visit to Mizzou, and now that some time has passed, I wanted to reach out to share some thoughts related to your time here - specifically as it relates to the interviews your team conducted with Swimming Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh and Executive Associate Athletic Director Sarah Reesman about our former student-athlete, Sasha Menu Courey.

Certainly, we knew you might have some challenging questions you needed us to address, but after witnessing the tone of the visits, and the nature of the countless subsequent follow-up questions, it gave me concern about the underlying angle of the piece...."

Here is the link of the full letter from the University of Missouri Athletics department.

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