Texas suspends two players charged with sexual assault
Texas wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander have been suspended indefinitely after being charged with sexual assault.
Texas coach Charlie Strong announced the indefinite suspensions of wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander after both players were charged with sexual assualt on Thursday.
"We've been monitoring and addressing the situation with Kendall (Sanders) and Montrel (Meander) since it was brought to our attention," said Strong in a statement. "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."
The alleged assault took place on June 21. According to court documents obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, the alleged victim returned home with Meander and agreed to engage in consensual sex with him. It was then that Sanders knocked on the door and was allowed into the room by Meander. Meander then went into the bathroom as Sanders took off his clothes, and after the alleged victim said she did not want to have sex with him, Sanders got into the bed and forced himself upon her anyway.
Meander then returned to the room and court documents state both players "forcibly penetrated the victim." The alleged victim then left the room and was discovered by under a desk and crying by university police officers.
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