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Report: ETX native among 2 UT football players charged with sexual assault

Report: ETX native among 2 UT football players charged with sexual assault
University of Texas

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:03am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:13pm

Charlie Strong releases statement regarding incident

University of Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony, on Thursday for their actions in the early morning of June 21, the American-Statesman has learned.

Sanders is also facing an additional charge of improper photography.

It’s unclear when both Sanders and Meander will be arrested, but bail has been set at $75,000 for both players. Sanders has an additional $20,000 bail for the improper photography charge.

Charlie Strong, head coach at UT, released the following statement regarding the incident:

"We've been monitoring and addressing the situation with Kendall and Montrel since it was brought to our attention. It's been made clear to everyone on our team that treating women with respect is one of our core values, and I'm extremely disappointed that two young men in our program have been accused of not doing that. With the recent charges against them, they have been suspended indefinitely from our football team and will no longer participate in any team functions."

Read more from the Austin American-Statesman.

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