Manatee QB Meyer charged with Lewd & Lascivious battery

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BRADENTON, Fla. - The starting quarterback for the Manatee High Hurricanes has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl says he raped her at a party.

17-year-old Josh Meyer has been charged with felony Lewd & Lascivious Battery.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report, the victim told investigators that the two were at a party Saturday night and were drinking.  She says he pulled her into a bathroom, put on a condom and had sex with her, despite her objections.

Meyer reportedly admitted having sexual activity with the girl, but says there was no intercourse.

Meyer was arrested Monday morning.

In a statement by the School Board on Manatee County, Meyer will be re-assigned to an alternative school until the matter is resolved.

Meyer, a junior, started 14 games at quarterback for the Hurricanes in 2013, going undefeated during the regular season.  The Hurricanes lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs to Ft. Pierce Central.