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Former Strom Thurmond Football Star Not Referred For Court Martial At U.S. Naval Academy

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Photo of U.S. Naval Academy and former Strom Thurmond High School football star Tra'Ves Bush Photo of U.S. Naval Academy and former Strom Thurmond High School football star Tra'Ves Bush

The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says two of three midshipmen should face a court-martial in a sexual assault case.

Vice Admiral Michael Miller on Thursday said he has referred the cases of Midshipmen Eric Graham and Joshua Tate to general court-martial. He decided not to refer Midshipman Tra'ves Bush.

The case of the former football players has drawn attention at a time when the White House, Congress and Pentagon are focusing on sexual assaults in the military.

The case stems from an alcohol-fueled April 2012 party at an off-campus house.

The alleged victim is a fellow midshipman who was drinking and has said she doesn't remember having sex that night. She said she heard about the allegations after the party from others.

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