NEW BRUNSWICK — An attorney for a Rutgers University student who says she was sexually assaulted by two football players says she received a written apology from one of them.

NJ.com reported the woman filed a lawsuit last week alleging that former Scarlet Knights football players Marques Ford and John Bowers sexually assaulted her after she drank too much and became incapacitated at a November 2015 party. Bowers was dating the then-18-year-old freshman at the time.

Attorney Jeffrey Fritz says his client received a series of messages from Bowers in which he apologized for the assault and blamed Ford.

"I'm so so sorry sorry this happened. I never will put you in a situation like that again and right now I do hate myself for it I don't even know what to do with myself. I'm so angry and upset at myself I don't know what to do," NJ.com reports Bowers wrote, according to the lawsuit.

Ford declined to comment when reached by NJ.com. Bowers did not respond to requests for comment.

Bowers and Ford have since left Rutgers. Rutgers officials also have declined to comment.

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