Utah State administrator fired amid rape allegation

LOGAN — Utah State University has confirmed a former student athlete and administrator was fired amid allegations of rape.

USU’s assistant vice president of student engagement and diversity Marvin Roberts was fired September 18, while police officers investigated a possible rape at his home.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said officers received report of the potential rape September 5, at a home in the Shadow Mountain Dr. neighborhood. Their investigation was later turned over to the Cache County Attorney’s office who later declined to prosecute Roberts.

USU public relations executive director Tim Vitale said Roberts told his superior about the investigation and was placed on leave September 11. He was fired a week later.

Roberts was hired by Utah State in July 2013. He played basketball for the Aggies from 1969 to 1971. He was drafted by Detroit in the 1971 NBA draft, later playing 28 games for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1977.

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