The U.S. Military Academy’s star quarterback, Ahmad Bradshaw, was investigated in 2014 after he was accused of raping a female cadet at West Point, according to internal documents reviewed by The Daily Beast on Friday. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the academy released a statement saying the allegations "were unfounded and the case was closed."
The last week of college football’s regular season is reserved for the truest of all amateur sporting events. With no other games this Saturday, teams from West Point and Annapolis take the field in Philadelphia before a captive national audience. The Army and Navy squads carry few — if any — NFL prospects, so the game is a true showcase for amateur competition on college football’s national stage.
The football rivalry between the Army’s Black Knights and Navy’s Midshipmen teams has come a long way from brutal brawls on the field to where it is now, with the two teams trolling each other with pre-game movie spoofs.