VERMILLION (AP) — Two University of South Dakota football players have pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.
KSFY-TV reports that Danny Rambo and Dale Williamson appeared in court Thursday to enter their pleas.
Rambo is charged with felony rape and Williamson with felony attempted rape.
A woman told police that Rambo and Williamson entered a bedroom where she was having consensual sex with another player and assaulted her Oct. 22 at the off-campus residence the three players shared.
All three players have been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Williamson's attorney asked to withdraw from the case citing a busy caseload, but Judge Cheryle Gering denied the request after Williamson said he wanted the attorney to remain.
Williamson is also facing a separate rape charge arising from another alleged attack.