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Report: sexual assault charge led to Baylor DL’s suspension

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Late last week Baylor announced that defensive end Tevin Elliott had been suspended indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules.

A couple of days later, we now know that the defensive end is facing a serious legal issue that led to the punitive measure.

KWTX-TV in Waco is reporting that Elliott was arrested Monday on a warrant charging sexual assault.  The only available detail is that the charge stemmed from an early-morning incident April 15 at an apartment in South Waco, in which it’s alleged Elliott sexually assaulted an unidentified female.

In announcing the suspension last Friday, head coach Art Briles said the football program would have no further comment on Elliott’s situation.

Last season as a redshirt sophomore, Elliott played in 12 games, starting five of the last eight regular season contests.  Elliott finished 2011 second on the team in sacks with three and tied for second in tackles for loss with eight.

He missed Baylor’s Alamo Bowl win due to a knee injury, and the subsequent surgery forced him out of the recently-completed spring sessions.

(Tip O’ the Cap: ArrestNation.com)

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.