Iowa Governor Chet Culver says he’s confident the board that governs the three state universities will take the right action in the sexual assault case involving two former University of Iowa football players. The mother of the alleged victim says letters she wrote to the university were overlooked and the case was not handled properly by university officials.
Culver says he directed the Board of Regents to immediately investigate the new allegations of the family in terms of where the letter related to the treatment of the victim went. The Regents are holding a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the case.
The governor says he has been in constant communication with Regents president David Miles about the recent developments. Culver says he’s confident that president Miles and the board will get to the bottom of the issue and says he has been very clear about his "sense of urgency in figuring out precisely who knew what and when." Culver says he has not talked with Iowa athletic director Gary Barta or U-I president SAlly Mason since the latest accusations in the case.