Grand jury indicts former football players

Natalie Sullivan

Former Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, both of whom were charged with second-degree felonies for sexual assault, have been indicted, according to documents from the Travis County Court.

According to the documents, dated Dec. 8, a grand jury found enough evidence to indict the two players for sexual assault, which means the trials will go forward. Meander is set to appear in court Wednesday, and Sanders on Jan. 23, according to Travis County court records.

Sanders and Meander were originally arrested July 24 after allegedly sexually assaulting a female student in a campus dorm on June 21. Immediately following the arrests, Texas head coach Charlie Strong suspended both players from the team for an indefinite amount of time. He announced on Aug. 3 that they had been dismissed from the team because of the charges brought against them.

If convicted, the two could each face a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.