Former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman was found not guilty of raping a fellow student back in 2016. He was one of many former football players at the school to be accused of sexual assault.
The scandal rocked the school and cost head coach Art Briles his job. Others might have been found guilty, but it looks like an innocent Oakman was wrongfully caught up in Baylor’s scandal.
Via Sports Day:
A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation’s largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders.
The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco before acquitting Shawn Oakman of sexual assault.
The woman who says she was raped testified earlier that she’d been drinking and was intoxicated when Oakman assaulted her. She said she told Oakman that she wanted to leave his duplex that night but he wouldn’t allow it.
WATCH: Shawn Oakman reacts after a jury found him not guilty of sexual assault. pic.twitter.com/JwmWyDnbhx
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The accusations cost Oakman a great deal. He missed out on being drafted, likely in the first round, of the NFL Draft and on years of his playing career.
There’s no word on whether or not Oakman plans to return to football or if any NFL teams are still interested in the talented pass rusher.
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