Less than two weeks after it was reported that former Florida Gators QB Chris Leak was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault, the victim has decided not to press charges.
A 16-year-old girl at Edgewater High School, where Leak was the head football coach before resigning Oct. 3, said Leak touched her inappropriately in the school’s athletic training office. Orlando police said Monday that she would not be pursuing charges against the coach, the Orlando Sentinel’s David Harris reported.
Leak’s lawyer, Tim Jansen, said the allegations were false and that his client was “relieved but not surprised” that the charges were dropped.
“From the get-go, he adamantly denied the allegation,” Jansen said.
The girl told police that Leak asked her to give him a massage after emerging from the shower wearing only a towel.
She also told police that she massaged the backs of his legs, and that he then asked her to massage the front of his legs. While she did so, he allegedly moved her hands upward to touch his genitals. She said that after touching his genitals a few times, she left. She reported the incident to a school resource officer.
Leak resigned from his position at Edgewater the same day the original police report was filed. Jansen said his client resigned to focus on defending himself and to avoid becoming a distraction for the football team.