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Shawn Oakman Found Not Guilty In Sexual Assault Case

Shawn Oakman

Found Not Guilty

In Sexual Assault Case

2/28/2019 3:49 PM PST

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Ex-college football star Shawn Oakman — once projected to be a 1st round NFL Draft pick — was found not guilty in his sexual assault case. 

The former Baylor defensive end appeared in court Thursday to wrap up the 3-day trial — in which the 26-year-old was accused of forcibly raping a woman in 2016, after a night at the bars. 

As we previously reported, the accuser claimed Oakman brought her back to his place after meeting at a bar and forced her into his bedroom, tore her clothes off and raped her. 

Oakman told police the sex was consensual — claimed the two had been in a sexual relationship — and denied any wrongdoing. The accuser claimed they never dated. 

When the verdict was read inside the Waco courtroom, his family members cheered — and Oakman strutted out of the building with a big smile on his face. 

Oakman was facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Oakman was a consensus All-Big 12 selection as a junior and a 3rd team All-American. He’s also Baylor’s all-time sack leader. 

Oakman was arrested in the rape case in April 2016 — days before the 2016 NFL Draft. 

Instead, Oakman signed a contract with the Bismarck Bucks of the Champions Indoor Football League — where he racked up 50 tackles and 2 sacks in 12 games in the 2018 season. 

Now that the case is over, it’s possible NFL teams will want to give him a workout before the 2019 season — and he’s technically a free agent because he went undrafted in 2017. 

Oakman shot to superstardom during his college career, in part, because he became a social media meme due to his 6’8″, 304-pound frame. 

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