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October 30, 2017 08:57 PM

Two USD Football Players Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges

Vermillion, SD

Two University of South Dakota football players are facing sexual assault charges, according to the Vermillion Police Department. 

20-year-old Danny Rambo Jr. is charged with 2nd Degree Rape and 21-year-old Dale Williamson Jr. is charged with attempted 2nd degree rape. 

Authorities say both men turned themselves in Monday night. 

According to the Clay County jail log, Rambo's bond is set at $25,000 cash and Williamson's bond is set at $20,000 cash.

Both players were held out of Saturday's game against Southern Illinois University, athletic officials tell KELOLAND News. 

University of South Dakota President James Abbott released a statement late Monday evening. 

“This is a very troubling accusation, and University Police will assist the Vermillion investigation in any way possible,” said Abbott. “The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students."

Abbott says the university continues to cooperate with Vermillion Police. 

Rambo, a junior starting defensive back from Donalsonville, Georgia, was third on the team with 40 tackles and was a 2016 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention defensive back.

Williamson, a sophomore from Texarkana, Texas, is also a defensive back for the Coyotes.

Police say the incident occurred on Oct. 22. 

KELOLAND News has reached out to the University of South Dakota Athletics for a statement. 

This is a developing story. 

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