Second former football player arrested

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By Molly Atchison | Opinion Editor

Former Baylor linebacker Shamycheal Chatman was arrested on charges of sexual assault on Thursday in Houston. Chatman has been booked at the Houston Police Department Central Jail, and no bond has been set.

McLennan County released a warrant for Tre’Von Armstead and Chatman’s arrests. An Elizabeth Doe lawsuit was filed on Jan. 27, 2017, connects the two players to a sexual assault incident in 2013.

Chatman transferred to Sam Houston University in 2013 after redshirting his freshman year at Baylor. Armstead started in 27 games at Baylor before being released for a violation of team rules in 2015.

Armstead was arrested for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday morning on charges of sexual assault. The charges stemmed from the same McLennan County warrant as for Chatman.