Greg Dietrich, a college friend of Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia, recently made headlines when the Detroit News found an old sexual assault accusation that was made against the two, in a case that did not end in any convictions after the witness failed to testify in court.
According to the exclusive Detroit News report, in 1996, an unidentified woman told police that she met the men on a Texas beach while visiting South Padre Island during a spring break vacation. The woman claimed the “two men burst into the upscale hotel room where she was sleeping and took turns violently sexually assaulting her.”
The case, which dates back to 1996, fell through when the accuser failed to testify; neither of the two men, both of whom deny the accusations, were convicted. The cases could also be seen on the Cameron County, Texas public records website.
According to Detroit News, Dietrich’s attorney also issued the following statement concerning the case:
“If your complaining witness is not willing to come into court and testify, a case doesn’t get any weaker than that. [Dietrich] pled not guilty; he denied any responsibility for this, and the charges were dismissed. Once an indictment is dismissed, you’re as innocent as the day before you were accused.”
Who is Greg Dietrich?
At the time of the accusation, Patricia and Dietrich both attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a technological university. On his official LinkedIn account, Dietrich received a BS in industrial and management engineering. He later attended Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management and received an MBA at Columbia University’s Business School.
According to his LinkedIn page, Dietrich is the vice president of operations engineering and excellence for DXC Technology, a position he’s been in since August of 2016. Other companies he’s worked for in the past include GE, IBM and Credit Suisse.
In a newsletter for RPI Athletics newsletter, Dietrich also discussed his former days as a football player:
“I have so many memorable moments of my playing days at RPI during the ’92 – ’95 seasons. It was an honor to part of 3 ECAC championship teams while Coach King led us to a 31-8 record over those 4 seasons. Not bad for a program that had never been to a post-season before that 1992 season. There were countless inspiring pre-game, half-time and post-game speeches to remember. There were countless intense sideline moments…”
“I was familiar with RPI b/c some alum from my HS were students or alums of RPI – so I applied early and checked the box that indicated I was interested in football.”
According to Detroit News, it is believed that Dietrich and Patricia are still in-touch with each other.