The parents of a minor girl have filed a civil lawsuit alleging that the leading scorer for Texas Tech’s basketball team, Pop Isaacs, sexually assaulted their daughter while the team was on a trip to the Bahamas. The suit claims that the incident occurred late last year when the girl was 17 years old and unable to give consent due to intoxication. The parents are seeking $1 million in damages.
Texas Tech responded to the allegations, stating that it followed proper reporting channels upon learning of the claims. The university also confirmed that Isaacs remains in good standing and is expected to continue playing for the team. The allegations were reported to the University’s Title IX Office, which conducts an independent investigation into such matters.
Isaacs recently played in a game against No. 20 Texas, leading the Red Raiders to a 78-67 victory with a game-high 21 points. During the game, he faced boos from Longhorn fans and even made a gesture to quiet the crowd after making a 3-pointer. Although Isaacs did not attend the postgame news conference, Texas Tech coach Grant McCasland supported the university’s stance on the matter.
According to the lawsuit, the alleged incident took place during the Battle 4 Atlantis event in the Bahamas. The suit states that Isaacs engaged in “unconsented physical, offensive and sexual contact” with the girl. The girl’s father also claims to have witnessed a Texas Tech booster providing alcohol and casino chips to Isaacs and another teammate on the same night.
The lawsuit acknowledges that the girl and a friend had been drinking before meeting Isaacs and his teammate in their hotel room. The suit alleges that Isaacs sexually assaulted the girl, despite her attempts to fight him off.
In summary, the parents of a minor girl have filed a civil lawsuit accusing Texas Tech’s leading scorer, Pop Isaacs, of sexual assault during a team trip to the Bahamas. The university has responded by reporting the allegations to its Title IX Office and supporting Isaacs’ continued participation in team activities. The lawsuit alleges that the assault occurred after the girl and a friend had been drinking and met Isaacs and his teammate in their hotel room. The parents are seeking $1 million in damages.