Baylor football player Oakman arrested on sex assault charge

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, then-Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman warms up before an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. NFL prospect and former Baylor football player Oakman was arrested Wednesday, April 13, 2016, on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his Texas apartment earlier this month, Waco police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor University football player Shawn Oakman, a prospect in the upcoming NFL draft, has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his Texas apartment earlier this month.

Waco police issued a statement Wednesday confirming the arrest of the record-setting defensive end.

It’s the latest troubling incident for the Baylor football program. Two former players were convicted of sexual assault in 2014 and 2015, and the school faces a federal lawsuit from one of the victims claiming the school didn’t protect her.

A woman told police that the 24-year-old Oakman attacked her April 3 after they met at a Waco nightclub. According to a police affidavit, Oakman told investigating officers they had consensual sex.

Oakman’s agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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