Ex-Michigan State Football Player Ordered To Trial For Rape

MASON, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has been ordered to trial on sexual assault charges.

A 20-year-old woman testified Thursday that Robertson raped her at her off-campus apartment in Meridian Township on April 8. The defensive end from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was kicked off the team after he was charged.

The woman said her boyfriend, a football player, told a coach, who notified police.

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Defense attorney David Rosenberg told the Lansing State Journal that it’s a “weak case.”

Robertson faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted as charged. The 19-year-old Robertson next hopes to play football at a Mississippi community college.

Three other former players face sexual assault charges in an unrelated case. Donny Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance also were kicked off the football team.

© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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