A former UCLA football star was indefinitely suspended from playing in the NFL and charged with rape Wednesday, the NFL announced.
The NFL has suspended Sam Ukwuachu for a total of five games for the alleged incident involving a woman he coached at the University of Louisville.
He will serve his suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy.
The suspension follows an investigation that began last month into the allegation.
Ukwuachas alleged victim told investigators that she was forced to have sex with him when she was 14 years old.
He was 18 when she reported the alleged attack.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Ukwuahs former coach, Brett Smith, with first-degree rape and second-degree sodomy.
The LA Times reports that the investigation was led by Assistant District Attorney Mark R. Schmitz.
The case was handled by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, and it will be forwarded to the Los Angeles District Attorney for prosecution.
Smith and Ukwuahuas were teammates for the 2013 season.