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UNC Football Player Whispers for Help in 911 Call

Posted December 21, 2007

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— A 911 dispatcher could barely hear a UNC football player as he called for help during an apparent robbery and sexual assault last weekend, according to a recording released Friday by police.

The caller's voice is barely audible throughout the 80-second-long phone call, and the dispatcher immediately asks him to speak up to explain what's happening.

"We're getting (expletive) robbed - that's what's happening," the caller said. "Please (expletive) hurry."

The 911 dispatcher then asks the caller if someone is breaking into his apartment.

"He's already in the (expletive) apartment," the caller said, still in a whisper.

At least two of the three players were sexually assaulted, authorities said Thursday, and all were found by police bound inside their apartment.

There is no audible mention of any sexual assault on the 911 call.

Police have said the players, attacked early Sunday at their off-campus apartment, were bound with tape and that one of those charged threatened the players with a knife. None of the players required medical attention.

Monique Jenice Taylor, 28, and Tnikia Monta Washington, 29, are each charged with one count of first-degree sex offense, three counts of kidnapping, one count of resisting arrest and three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Michael Troy Lewis, 32, of 2118 Lexington St. in Durham, is charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of assault on a government official, two counts of possession of stolen goods, three counts of kidnapping, one count of resisting arrest and three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Taylor posted $50,000 bond around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Washington and Lewis were still in the Orange County Jail under $50,000 bond and $500,000 bond respectively.