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Rutgers WR Dacoven Bailey Dismissed From Program After Sexual Assault Charge

A general view of Rutgers football stadium.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Dacoven Bailey is no longer a member of the Rutgers football program.

Dacoven Bailey just finished his sophomore season with Rutgers football. He primarily played wide receiver for the Scarlet Knights, but also contributed at defensive back and on special teams.

In December, the Texas native was charged with sexual assault. The charge stems from an incident in his hometown of Pilot Point.

According to a local outlet in Texas, Bailey is one of four men accused of raping a 15-year old girl. The incident allegedly occurred in July.

KXII in Pilot Point spoke with Bailey's mother Shileta about the incident. She says she was unaware of it until the charge came down two months ago.

"'I had no idea of any of it, neither did he. Not until December,' said Shileta Bailey."

The charge came down on December 29. He was released from jail on December 30, after posting a $20,000 bond.

Rutgers has confirmed that he is no longer a part of the program, nor is he a student at the school. From NJ.com:

A Rutgers athletics spokesman confirmed to NJ Advance Media that Dacoven Bailey, who played in nine games last fall, was kicked off the team and dismissed from the university in January.

Rutgers football coach Chris Ash wasn't available for comment Saturday morning.

Three other men are also accused of the assault, according to the reports. Desmen Crawford, Treymon Johnson, and Xavier Scott were all also arrested.

Bailey played in 23 games for Rutgers football through two seasons. NJ.com says he did not return a text message when reached for comment.

[KXII; NJ.com]