Corvallis, Ore. -- According to reports, a controversial former high school football star from Corvallis High School may be returning to the area to suit up for Oregon State football. A university spokesman told The Oregonian that Brewer, who is currently listed in the OSU student directory, may be added to the Beavers squad when the rosters are updated in January.
Brewer, who was a three star recruit out of Corvallis High School, was accused of sexual assault in 2017 and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. A mistrial was declared due to a question from the prosecutor towards the defendent that a Benton County Judge ruled had prejudiced the jury.
Brewer submitted an Alford Plea, in which a defendant does not admit the act but does acknowledge that the state had enough evidence to convict. He was sentenced to three years but with a plea agreement in place that if he complied with court orders in the first 18 months of the sentence, he could have his conviction reduced to a misdemeanor. While competing for Laney College, a California junior college, his conviction was changed to a misdemeanor and his probation was halted by Benton County.