Former Texas football player Kendall Sanders was found not guilty of sexual assault Friday in Travis County District Court.
The jury deliberated for over four hours between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Sanders faced up to 20 years in prison for sexual assault, a second-degree felony, after an incident in San Jacinto Residence Hall on June 21, 2014 involving a female student.
During Thursday’s closing argument, Sanders’ attorney Brian Roark presented 37 inconsistencies made by the prosecution. The jury of eight men and four women cleared Sanders of the charge.
Former Texas player Montrel Meander faces the same charge as Sanders as he was involved in the incident. It is unknown how his case will proceed. The woman involved in the case admitted to having casual sex with Meander. She did not identify him as her attacker, initially.