Ex-Utah State football player denies rape charges on stand

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player denied charges that he sexually assaulted six women while he was in college.

Torrey Green testified on Tuesday that he wished he had told women he dated in college he wasn’t interested in long-term relationships, but he insisted he did not assault them, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

He countered detailed testimony given earlier by the six women who reported they were assaulted under similar circumstances, many after meeting Green on a dating site.

“I wish I didn’t break their hearts. I could have done a better job of letting them know I didn’t want to be in a lasting relationship, and I’m sorry for that,” he said.

Prosecutors, though, have said Green was a predator who planned out his attacks in advance.

They have also questioned tactics used by a police detective when he investigated one rape allegation.

Green, 25, is on trial on charges he sexually assaulted six women when he was a student from 2013 to 2015. His trial on 11 felony counts began last week.

Green, of Rubidoux, California, has denied any wrongdoing.

He was signed as a rookie lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, but the team dropped him in 2016 after the allegations surfaced.

Green’s lawyer, Skye Lazaro, has argued that the women came forward after Green signed the rookie contract because they wanted attention.