Former Longhorns wide receiver Kendall Sanders’ court hearing rescheduled

Natalie Sullivan

The preliminary hearing for former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Kendall Sanders, who was charged earlier this summer with a second-degree felony for sexual assault, as well as improper photography, was rescheduled again Friday.

The hearing was reset to Dec. 5 at 9 a.m., according to Travis County District Court bailiff Antonio Casarez.

This is the third time the preliminary hearing has been rescheduled. It was originally set for Aug. 7, delayed to Sept. 2, and then delayed to Oct. 17. 

Sanders was arrested in July, along with former wide receiver Montrel Meander, after allegedly sexually assaulting a female student in San Jacinto Residence Hall. Both Meander and Sanders were later released on bail, according to UTPD Chief David Carter.

If convicted, both players could possibly face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. According to Travis County Court clerk Grace Ramirez, it could take up to a year before the players are indicted. 

Immediately following the arrests, head coach Charlie Strong suspended both players from the team for an indefinite amount of time. On Aug. 3, he announced that they had been dismissed from the team because of the charges against them.