Draft prospect Granderson charged with sexual assault
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Carl Granderson, an NFL draft prospect from Wyoming, has been charged with sexual assault.
The school confirmed the charges against the defensive end in a statement issued Thursday.
Charges of third-degree sexual assault and sexual battery were filed earlier this week in Albany County Circuit Court. The alleged assault occurred Nov. 25, after the season had ended, and off campus, according to the school statement.
Granderson graduated Dec. 15.
Earlier this week, he was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins later this month in Indianapolis.
"The sexual assault charges recently filed against Carl Granderson are serious, and the allegations are troubling," Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said in a statement. "I want to assure the people of Wyoming that we hold our young men to the highest of standards, and this alleged behavior is unacceptable."
In four seasons with the Cowboys, Granderson had 96 tackles, 16.5 sacks and three interceptions. He recently played in the Senior Bowl.
Granderson became the third Wyoming athlete, and second football player, to face criminal charges this school year.