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Texas A&M Wide Receiver Charged With Exposing Himself To Program Tutors

Kirk Merritt, a Texas A&M wide receiver who sat out last season after transferring from Oregon, is facing two charges of indecent exposure stemming from incidents in the fall.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the two incidents involved two separate Texas A&M tutors, who reported Merritt about a day apart.

In one count, an alleged victim accused Merritt of exposing and touching himself "while sitting in arm's reach" of her "on or about" Oct. 24. About a day later according to a court document, another alleged victim claimed Merritt pulled down his shorts and held himself also "while sitting in arm's reach" of her. The document describes both alleged victims as "offended or alarmed by the act of exposure."

Merritt has been participating in spring practice with the Aggies semester. According to the report, he has pleaded not guilty to the new charges.

Merritt transferred to Texas A&M from Oregon last July, after one season with the Ducks, during which he caught five passes for 61 yards. The Louisiana native made the move to be closer to family.

We'll update as more comes out about this situation. Head coach Kevin Sumlin is yet to comment on the mtter.

[Houston Chronicle]

Update: Merritt's legal defense is...a new one.