ITHACA, N.Y. — Multiple felony charges filed against a Cornell basketball player in March 2016 have been dismissed by the Tompkins County Court.

Xavier D. Eaglin was 19-year-old when he was charged with felonies for first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, and misdemeanor criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation for an incident a woman said happened on Feb. 15, 2016.

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District Attorney Matt Van Houten confirmed that the case has been dismissed and sealed, meaning the records are no longer available to the public and the case cannot be talked about in detail.

“Any decisions that were made were based on the evidence,” Van Houten said.

He said Eaglin’s status as a Cornell student and basketball player were not factors in the dismissal.

Eaglin was eventually banned from the university and removed from the basketball team.

The Cornell Daily Sun reported that Eaglin has returned to his home in Texas, where he is continuing education at a local junior college.

The high-profile case was filed within a month after former Cornell fraternity President at Psi Upsilon, Wolfgang Ballinger, was charged with first-degree attempted rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor of forcible touching in February.

Jolene Almendarez

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