Abuse charges dropped against ISU's Palo
AMES (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday announced they had dropped a sexual abuse charge against Iowa State basketball player Bubu Palo, paving the way for him to rejoin the Cyclones.
Palo was suspended from the team in September after being charged with sexually abusing a woman he was driving home in May. But the Story County Attorney’s Office said Monday that new forensic evidence on a blouse belonging to the woman clashed with her sworn testimony as well as sworn testimony from her mother.
“It’s always been taught, innocent until proven guilty. And I felt like I didn’t really have a chance to defend myself from people who would make these judgments against me.
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