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Texas has suspended receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander in the wake of felony sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged June 21 incident.

University of Texas police spokeswoman Cindy Posey told USA TODAY Sports that both Sanders and Meander have been arrested. The two were released on personal recognizance bonds Thursday evening.

Sanders faces an additional charge of improper photography, Posey said.

"We've been monitoring and addressing the situation with Kendall and Montrel since it was brought to our attention," Texas coach Charlie Strong said in a statement.

"It's been made clear to everyone on our team that treating women with respect is one of our core values, and I'm extremely disappointed that two young men in our program have been accused of not doing that. With the recent charges against them, they have been suspended indefinitely from our football team and will no longer participate in any team functions."

"It's a shame that a mere allegation can affect a young man's life to the extent this will," said Sanders' attorney Brian Roark. "Kendall Sanders is innocent, though, and eventually, that will be proven."

The sexual assault charges that the two men face carry prison terms of two to 20 years.

According to arrest affidavits, the alleged victim knew both men for more than a year.

Police said they were called to the dorm at 3:43 a.m. and found the woman under an entryway service desk, crying, barefoot and disheveled. The women told police she had gone to Austin's Sixth Street entertainment district with friends and agreed to return to Meander's dorm where they began to have consensual sex.

Sanders then knocked on the door and Meander let him in, according to police. The woman said Meander went into the bathroom and that Sanders forced her to have vaginal and anal sex.

The woman told police she police she tried fight off Sanders, using one of her legs to try to push him away after he had picked her off the bed and put her on the floor.

Meander returned from the bathroom and joined the assault despite her telling both of them to stop, according to police. She told police that she also suspected that Sanders used his mobile phone to take a picture or video of her.

Detectives separately interviewed both players at the university police station. Police said the players agreed to let police look at pictures on their phones and detectives said they found at least one photo of the victim.

Sanders started seven games for the Longhorns last season and had 37 receptions, after being suspended for the 2013 season opener due to a drunk-driving arrest. Meander did not play last season while redshirting. ‚Äč

Contributing: The Associated Press

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