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Wisconsin Frosh Charged


University of Wisconsin freshman fullback Jael Speights was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of burglary, officials said.

Speights, 18, of Zion, Ill., was arrested Friday at the football team's practice facility for allegedly entering a woman's apartment on July 31 and assaulting her, police said. He was being held on $15,000 bond.

Speights was suspended from the Wisconsin football team indefinitely.

"The suspension is the result of an incident that is alleged to have occurred prior to training camp," Alvarez said in a statement. "Speights will not be allowed to rejoin the team until his legal matter is resolved."

Madison Police spokesman Dave Gouran said Speights apparently did not know the woman. Gouran did not know how Speights was identified as a suspect.

Speights rushed for 746 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at Zion-Benton High School in Zion, Ill.

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