Pittman suspended after rape charge

Updated: January 26, 2010, 12:22 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- SMU backup defensive lineman Torlan Pittman has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest on a rape charge.

Huntsville police Capt. Wes Altom says the 20-year-old Pittman and another man accused of raping a woman in September at a Huntsville apartment were arrested Monday. It wasn't immediately clear Tuesday whether Pittman was still being held.

Altom said he had no information on an attorney for Pittman.

Pittman and 20-year-old Sean Curtis Weatherford are charged with aggravated sexual assault. Weatherford, who was arrested in College Station, is a former baseball player at Sam Houston State in Huntsville.

SMU spokesman Brad Sutton said Pittman had been suspended by coach June Jones. Pittman played in all 13 games last season.

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