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Tennessee State QB Demry Croft Charged With Rape And Sexual Battery

Croft was preparing for his final year of college football at Tennessee State.

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ABC 6 News in Nashville, Tennessee reports that Tennessee State quarterback, Demry Croft, has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.

The 22-year-old was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond with an arraignment scheduled for Sept. 4.

The 2015 Boylan High School graduate was preparing for his final year of college football at Tennessee State, where he was expected to be the starting quarterback.

The indictment against Croft reports that he engaged in unlawful sexual conduct and sexual penetration on Dec. 1st without the woman’s consent and also states that force or coercion was used.

All eight counts involve the same, unnamed woman.

Tennessee State official said they’re aware a student-athlete was arrested but added that they would have no further comment because of state and federal student privacy laws. School officials also added that the university “takes seriously any allegation of sexual misconduct that may affect out campus community.”

Croft started the final six games for Minnesota in 2017 before transferring to Tennessee State. He played in the first four games last year for the Tigers before suffering a season-ending injury.

Tennessee State opens the season Aug. 31 by hosting Mississippi Valley State.

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