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Two USD Football Players Arrested Following Sexual Assault Investigation

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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 9:13 pm | Updated: 12:04 pm, Fri Nov 3, 2017.

Two members of the University of South Dakota Coyotes football team were arrested Monday night in relation to an Oct. 22 sexual assault incident that took place in an off-campus residence within Vermillion.

A criminal complaint was filed Monday by Clay County State’s Attorney Alexis Tracy as a result of an investigation by the Vermillion Police Department. Arrest warrants were issued for Danny Rambo Jr., 20, and Dale Williamson Jr., 21, both of Vermillion. The two men turned themselves in without incident Monday evening.

Rambo is charged with one count of second degree rape and Williamson is charged with one count of attempted second degree rape.

The arrests follow an investigation by local police that began last Wednesday, Oct. 25. Rambo and Williamson are members of the University of South Dakota football team. It was announced shortly before last Saturday's home game against Southern Illinois that the two men and a third player, Adam Harris, would not be allowed to play for violating team rules.

Harris, from Clearwater, Florida, is a senior defensive back and one of five team captains.

Rambo, from Donalsonville, Georgia, is a junior defensive back and has earned honorable mention all-MVFC honors.

Williamson, from Texarkana, Texas, is a sophomore linebacker and safety.

According to a news release issued by the Vermillion Police Department Monday night, the investigation of the Oct. 22 incident is continuing.

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