MU President commits to investigation into alleged rape of swimmer

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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe renewed his call for an independent investigator to look at the facts in the accusations of sexual assault of Sasha Menu Courey, a former student athlete.

The Wednesday afternoon news conference was held at 12:30 p.m., immediately before the University of Missouri Board of Curators' meeting, which opens Wednesday and runs through Friday.

In recent days, MU has been criticized after a 'Outside the Lines' report by ESPN, interviewed Courey's family. They said they believed the University of Missouri  should have done more to investigate allegations of rape that the 20-year-old Courey made against several football players.

Courey was a swimmer for MU. She took her own life in 2011.

MU said Sunday that it would launch an independent investigation into the allegations. On Wednesday, during the news conference, Wolfe said he'd commit university money to make any changes recommended by the independent investigator. He said he would not comment specifically on the Menu Courey Case.

The Board of Curators is expected to vote on the independent investigator during its session.

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