REPORT: Past Controversial Decision Has Dragged Alabama HC Kalen DeBoer Right Into The Fire In Alleged Rape Case … What Did He Know??

Tylin “Tybo” Rogers, an 18-year-old running back for the University of Washington, has been arrested on allegations of raping two women, one from Seattle Community College and another from the University of Washington, during the fall of 2023.

According to reports from NBC Affiliate KING-TV, Seattle police officers arrested Rogers last Friday, promptly booking him into King County Jail.

Court documents reveal that Rogers has been charged with second-degree rape and third-degree rape in each case.

He reportedly posted bail of $150,000 and will be arraigned on April 18.

The allegations stem from incidents purportedly occurring between October and November of last year, with both women claiming to have met Rogers on a dating app.

Efforts were made by one of the victims to warn others about her experience on social media.

“The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department is aware of the arrest of a football student-athlete by the Seattle Police Department,” UW Athletics said in a statement.

“The student-athlete has been suspended from all team activities until further notice. The UW will continue to gather facts and cooperate with law enforcement, as requested.”

New Alabama head coach Kalen DeBoer finds himself embroiled in the controversy as reports indicate that Rogers was allowed to play in the College Football Playoff despite the disturbing allegations.

Hints of awareness within the University of Washington athletic department emerged when emails surfaced, recommending Rogers be removed from the team’s travel roster for the Pac-12 championship game.

Although Rogers did not play in the Pac-12 championship game, he was allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl against Texas and the CFB national championship game against Michigan.

“We’re working through some things, some challenges he’s had off the field,” Ryan Grubb, Washington’s offensive coordinator (at the time) told Sports Illustrated’s FanNation site “Inside the Huskies” on December 13th.

“I can’t comment on what it was exactly, but Tybo’s done a great job with being here, listening to directions and just working through this moment and really being a good steward of the team,” Grubb added.

(Grubb has since left Washington to become the Seattle Seahawks new offensive coordinator.)

Meanwhile, DeBoer steps into his new role at Alabama, tasked with maintaining the program’s prestige following the sudden retirement of the legendary Nick Saban.

DeBoer is highly respected and to this point hasn’t dealt with much controversy at all. 

It’s unclear what he did or did not know about the situation involving Rogers, but the fact of the matter is he allowed him to play in both Playoff games. 

As for DeBoer’s replacement at Washington, new head coach Jedd Fisch issued a statement on the Rogers situation.

“That had nothing to do with what we do here,” Fisch said. “As soon as I found out about the allegations, as soon as it was brought to our attention, he’s been suspended indefinitely.”

“I have no comment about what happened in the past. That has nothing to do with me,” he concluded. 

What are your thoughts on the situation?

Is it fair to criticize DeBoer for not punishing Rogers at the time?

Or do we need more information before we can make a concrete judgement in the matter???