Kalen DeBoer has released a statement regarding an ongoing criminal matter involving Washington running back Tybo Rogers.

On Friday, Rogers was arrested and charged with 2 counts of rape for separate incidents that allegedly took place during the 2023 college football season, per court documents obtained by ESPN.

Per ESPN’s reporting, Rogers was suspended from the team in late November and did not travel with the team for the Pac-12 Championship Game. The report says a female Washington student reported an assault allegedly committed by Rogers to the university’s Title IX office on Nov. 28. The Pac-12 title game took place on Dec. 1.

Rogers later returned to the team and appeared in both of Washington’s College Football Playoff contests at the end of the season.

DeBoer said in a statement that he “always will follow established institutional policies and procedures” when it comes to “any allegation of sexual misconduct.” Here’s his statement in-full:

“While I am not able to comment specifically on the situation involving an individual at my former institution because of federal privacy laws and the ongoing criminal matters, I do want to make it clear that I take any allegation of sexual misconduct very seriously. I always have and always will follow established institutional policies and procedures to ensure prompt reporting and proper handling of allegations by the appropriate authorities.”

DeBoer left Washington for the Alabama job earlier this offseason. New Huskies head coach Jedd Fisch told reporters this week that he suspended Rogers after learning about the rape allegations.

“As soon as we found out about any allegations, [we] suspended him indefinitely from the program,” Fisch said.

Washington ultimately lost to Michigan in the national championship game. Five days later, DeBoer took over as Alabama’s head coach.