Cowboys QB Dak Prescott accused of sexual assault after filing extortion suit

League: NFL

Posted on: 15 Mar, 2024 at 03:11 AM

Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault in 2017 related to the extortion lawsuit he filed on Monday that claims the woman demanded money to remain quiet about the allegation.

The woman filed a criminal complaint Tuesday and Dallas police are investigating her claim that Prescott sexually assaulted her in the back of an SUV in the parking lot of a strip club, XTC Cabaret, on Feb. 2, 2017. Attorneys representing the accuser claim Prescott's representatives acknowledge they were together on the night of the alleged incident.

Prescott's lawsuit, which was filed in Collin County, lists the female accuser and her attorneys. Prescott claims they demanded $100 million for her silence in a letter he received in January.

The Dallas Police Department is investigating claims of sexual assault, and authorities in Prosper, Texas, began an extortion investigation one day before the alleged victim reported the alleged sexual assault.

"Mr. Prescott, a new father to a baby girl, has great empathy for survivors of sexual assault," attorney Levi McCathern, who is representing Prescott, said in a statement to ESPN. "He fervently believes that all perpetrators of such crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. To be clear, Mr. Prescott has never engaged in any nonconsensual sexual conduct with anyone. Lies hurt. Especially malicious lies. We will not allow the defendant and her legal team to profit from this attempt to extort millions from Mr. Prescott."

Prescott, 30, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State.

He's now entering his ninth season and the final season of a four-year, $160 million contract he signed in 2021. Prescott's salary-cap figure in 2024 is $59.5 million and the Cowboys reportedly have held preliminary discussions regarding a long-term extension.

Nine quarterbacks have signed contracts with higher total values since Prescott and the Cowboys completed their existing agreement.

--Field Level Media