By Marty Gordon
Virginia Tech football player D.J. Crossen has not been active since September, and court records have now revealed the reason.
Crossen has been charged in connection with a release of a recorded sex act involving himself and an unidentified woman.
According to court records, the incident dated back to September of last year. The Greensboro, North Carolina native has been charged with making a video of an unclothed woman without her consent.
The 19-year-old had played in two games last season before being suspended. A university spokesman said he had been suspended at that time for an unspecified violation of university policy. That suspension is currently listed as indefinite. Meanwhile, he is still listed as a student at the school.
Crossen, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back, chose the Hokies over UNC, Auburn, Duke, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and Tennessee. He is from Dudley High School in Greensboro where he played with current Tech QB Herndon Hooker.
During the fall, Crossen had been allowed to practice with the team, but did not play in any additional ball games.
The arrest warrant was issued on February 8, and Crossen was released on his own recognizance. The woman admitted the two engaged in consensual sex and Crossen had asked to film them. She told investigators she had said no. According to court records, Crossen recorded the encounter despite the woman’s lack of consent to the recording.
The women later received a Snapchat message that included the video. Investigators said she was also told the video had been posted online. Later, after the video was released, several people sent her messages wanting to meet.
Crossen’s name has been removed from the team’s roster. He was in Montgomery County General District Monday for a preliminary hearing.