BISMARCK, N.D. - A former Baylor football player with a criminal history is now playing for the Bismarck Bucks.
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Our affiliate in Waco, Texas reports in July of 2016, defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of second degree sexual assault. The Bucks head coach is very open about Oakman's past and present.
"That's what this level in some types is about. We will have an expectation and a standard that we expect Shawn to meet and we'll help him meet it. But at the end of the day, we just want him to come in here and focus on being a good person, focus on being a good football player and all that stuff will figure itself out," Richard Davis said.
Court documents say a Baylor graduate student told police Oakman forced her onto his bed and sexually assaulted her after meeting her at a club.
Oakman says the encounter was consensual.
In the last four years, two other former Baylor football players have been indicted of sexual assault.
The Waco Herald reports that Oakman's trial has been postponed to May or June of this year.