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SALT LAKE CITY — The Atlanta Falcons cut former Utah State linebacker Torrey Green on Thursday amid news that Utah law enforcement authorities are investigating allegations of sexual assault made against him last year.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Green, a rookie free agent, was cut Thursday morning after the team learned of the allegations the night before.

"We don't want anybody connected to the organization who has those kinds of accusations around them," Blank said.

No number was listed for Green to reach him for comment. Messages left with his agent, Dominique Price, were not immediately returned.

Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said his department investigated allegations of sexual assault made by three women against Green in 2015. The three alleged incidents occurred off the campus but involved other students at Utah State.

The Cache County Attorney's Office is reviewing all the cases following media reports of the allegations in July, Hooley said. Messages left with the county attorney's office were not returned.

Hooley said two cases were closed because there wasn't enough evidence to warrant charges.

A third case is still open while police investigate and speak to witnesses who were friends of the woman.

Green, 22, was interviewed by the police officer who investigated all three cases but was never arrested or charged with a crime, Hooley said.

Hooley said a fourth case was investigated by the nearby North Park Police Department.

North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes confirmed Thursday that his department had a sexual assault case involving Green but declined to say whether the investigation was closed or what became of it.

He deferred all questions to the county attorney's office.

Green, who is from Rubidoux, California, graduated from Utah State this spring. He signed a free agent contract with the Falcons in April.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Thursday that Green faced an uphill battle to make the roster.

"He needed to go take care of his business, and we needed to do the best thing for the organization," Dimitroff said.

Green played in all 13 games for Utah State in his senior season and finished with 48 tackles, ranking eighth on the team. He also recorded four sacks and 11.5 tackles for a loss for the Aggies in 2015.

Green played in 12 games during his junior season in 2014, and made seven appearances as a sophomore in 2013. He did not play in 2012 as a freshman, and he redshirted in 2011.


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