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Joshua Tate found not guilty

Updated: March 20, 2014, 8:30 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A former U.S. Naval Academy football player was acquitted Thursday of sexually assaulting a classmate at a party, bringing to a close a case that drew wide attention at a time when the military is under scrutiny for how it deals with sexual assault.

The judge overseeing the case, Col. Daniel Daugherty, acquitted Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tenn., of one count of aggravated sexual assault. During the three-day trial, prosecutors argued that the woman Tate was accused of having ...

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