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Forum staff reports, Published August 23 2012

Race cited in tweet on dismissed NDSU linebacker's Twitter account

FARGO – An allegation against Brandon Jemison, a senior linebacker who was kicked off the North Dakota State football team earlier this month, was sexual in nature but did not involve sexual assault, Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel confirmed Thursday.

Earlier this week, on a Twitter account believed to belong to Jemison, race was cited in a tweet.

Jemison, a Fargo South graduate who played in all 40 games during his first three seasons with the Bison, was dismissed from the team because of violation of team rules, coach Craig Bohl said on Aug. 9.

Within two days of Jemison being removed from the team, police submitted their reports to the Cass County State’s Attorney’s office for consideration, Vettel said. He said he anticipates charges being filed by the end of next week or sooner.

Vettel said he couldn’t discuss details of the allegation.

Earlier this week on a Twitter account under his name, someone identified as Jemison wrote a pair of tweets that appeared to be related to the case.

On Tuesday, he wrote: “How could I possibly be at Wefest when fall camp is from 6 am to 10 pm in Fargo? People amaze me.”

Then on Wednesday night, he wrote: “wut u think u saw and wut you actually saw ... completely different, Black in ND wut else can u expect”.

The Forum could not confirm whether Jemison was the one writing the tweets from the account. The account is being followed by a number of Bison current and former players.

Jemison started 27 games for the Bison during his three years with the team. He started 14 games as a sophomore and five as a junior before being replaced as a starter. He played in all 15 games for last year’s FCS national championship team, finishing 12th on the team in tackles.