Top Washington running back charged with sexual assault of two women

SEATTLE, WA – Tybo Rogers, a prominent running back for the Washington Huskies, faces charges in connection with two separate rape incidents that occurred in Seattle towards the end of 2023.

Rogers, 18, was charged with second and third-degree rape and has been detained at King County Jail since Tuesday. The bail for each case has been set at $150,000, as per the official charging documents.

Rogers, who played a significant role in the Huskies’ victory over the Texas Longhorns in the College Football Playoff semifinal, was involved in at least one of the allegations during his time at the school, as revealed in the charging documents.

In a statement, the University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department confirmed awareness of the arrest. The player has been suspended from all team activities pending further investigation. The University will continue to gather facts and collaborate with law enforcement as required.

The first claim of assault came from a student at Seattle Central Community College. She reported that she was sexually assaulted by Rogers in the Capitol Hill neighborhood last year. The two had initially met on Tinder in August 2023, and the alleged assault occurred during a meeting at her apartment on October 23.

The second allegation was made by a 22-year-old student at the University of Washington, who claimed she was raped in November 2023 in the University District. The woman alleged she met Rogers at a university Halloween party and later matched with him on Tinder.

Rogers was suspended from team activities in late November and did not travel with the team for the Pac-12 Championship on December 1. Despite this, he was reportedly back at practice by mid-December.

The current head coach, Judd Fisch, addressed the issue on Tuesday, stating that he had limited knowledge of the situation but confirmed that Rogers has been indefinitely suspended.