Former Baylor All-American football player Shawn Oakman was indicted by a grand jury on sexual assault charges today. He was indicted on one count of second-degree sexual assault.
Oakman, the school's all-time sack leader, was arrested on April 13 following an incident with a Baylor graduate student who accused him of sexually assaulting her on April 3. According to a police affidavit, the woman says Oakman forcibly removed her clothes, forced her onto his bed and sexually assaulted her. Oakman told police the sex was consensual. The case was presented this morning in front of a grand jury.
Oakman started all 12 games last season for the Bears, tallying 43 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He recorded 128 tackles and 17½ sacks in his three years at Baylor. Oakman spent his freshman year at Penn State before being released from team for violating team rules.
The defensive end was projected to be a second or third-round pick in this year's NFL draft, but went undrafted after his arrest.
Oakman is the third former Baylor football player to be indicted for sexual assault in just a matter of years. The university took action following a Title IX complaint about Baylor's handling of sexual assaults. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr lost his title as president and stepped down from his role as chancellor. Athletic director Ian McCaw and head football coach Art Briles were also fired by the University amid the scandal.