Air Force Academy's athletics program under investigation for player misconduct

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Air Force Academy's superintendent has ordered an investigation into the academy's athletics program in response to a newspaper's questions about player misconduct.

The Gazette said Friday it's planning to publish a report on Sunday outlining how a group of athletes was investigated by Air Force officials after allegations of sexual assault and drug use at a party in December 2011. Details of the allegations have not been released.

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told the newspaper this week she has asked the academy's inspector general to review the athletics department.

Meanwhile, The Gazette reports academy spokesman David Cannon sent an email to community leaders, parents of cadets, politicians and boosters Thursday alerting them of "troubling" behavior in the football program that might be outlined in Sunday's story.

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