Baylor’s Shawn Oakman was arrested on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident on April 3rd, as Tommy Witherspoon of The Waco Tribune writes. The woman went to the hospital after the alleged early Sunday morning assault and was examined by a sexual assault nurse examiner, according to court records. Oakman, meanwhile, maintains that their contact was consensual.
Oakman turned heads in 2014 when he led Baylor with 11 sacks (a school record) and recorded 19.5 tackles for loss in 13 games. However, he only racked up 4.5 sacks in 2015 as a senior and started his year off with a suspension, so his stock was already trending downward for April’s draft. This week’s arrest could knock him down to the last rounds of the draft if the allegations are accurate.
The muscle-bound 6-foot-8, 287-pound defensive end named a third-team All-America defensive end in 2015, despite his so-so season.
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