Aggies' QB charged with sex assault, kicked off team
LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State quarterback Jerod Walker was charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual assault, then kicked off the team later in the day.
Walker, 19, was arrested last week after a woman accused him of raping her in his campus apartment April 9. Walker told police he had consensual sex with the woman.
The Cache County attorney's office filed a formal charge against Walker on Wednesday. He was scheduled to appear Thursday in 1st District Court.
Walker was also cited by campus police Monday for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Officers responding to a call about the smell of marijuana went to the room of Utah State receiver Dionte' Holloway and found a small amount of the drug in the room, Utah State police Lt. Shane Sessions said.
Officers had seen Walker leaving the room and went to his room after speaking with Holloway. Walker also smelled of marijuana and was cited, Sessions said. Neither player was taken into custody.
Utah State coach Brent Guy issued a statement Wednesday saying Walker and Holloway had been dismissed from the team for unspecified team rules violations.
Walker played in nine games last fall as a freshman, starting the last two. He completed 53 of 76 passes for 653 yards and six touchdowns and had 96 carries for 328 yards.
Holloway caught 10 passes for 194 yards in six games last fall.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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