Texas wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montreal Meander have been suspended indefinitely and will no longer participate in team functions, Charlie Strong said in a statement. Reports Thursday stated the two players have been charged with sexual assault.
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Sanders, a junior, and Meander, a freshman, have been charged with a second-degree felony, according to the Austin American Statesman. Bail has been set for $75K for the charges while Sanders faces an additional $20K bail charge for "unwanted photography."
The details of the alleged incident, from the Statesman:
The alleged victim told police she came back from Sixth Street and agreed to engage consensual sex with Menader, according to court documents. Then, Sanders knocked on the door and was allowed in by Meander.
Sanders began taking off his clothes while Mender went into the bathroom, and the alleged victim said she did not want to have sex with him, the court documents state. Sanders got in bed anyway and forced himself on the alleged victim.
"Sanders told the victim she would like it and that it is going to feel good," the affidavit states. The documents go into graphic detail how Sanders had sex with the alleged victim, which included vagial and anal intercouse.
At some point, Meander came back into the room and the two players "forcibly penetrated the victim" together. At that point, the alleged victim said she no longer wanted to have sex with Meander.
This is the second time Sanders has dealt with legal trouble, as he was suspended for the 2013 season opener against New Mexico State after he was charged with a DWI in College Station.
Texas opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 against North Texas.