Preliminary hearing set for Sanders, Meander

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Sanders and Meander after being booked and released from the Travis County Criminal Justice Center on July 24, 2014.

By Ryan Autullo | American-Statesman Staff

Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander are scheduled to appear in Travis County court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 7, two weeks after they were each charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony.

The hearing, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., was called to see that Sanders and Meander have obtained legal representation.

Sanders and Meander, both wide receivers for the Longhorns, were suspended indefinitely by coach Charlie Strong last Thursday about an hour after they were charged with sexually assaulting a female student. The players were released on personal recognizance bonds.

The alleged incident occurred on the morning of June 21 in Meander’s on-campus dorm room. Police say Meander and the alleged victim had consensual sex when Sanders entered the room and began assaulting the woman. Meander then allegedly joined in the assault.

Sanders is also facing a charge of improper photography.

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