Former Baylor tight end officially charged with battery of woman

Former Baylor Tight End Tre'von Armstead has officially been charged with battery of a woman.

Former Baylor University Tight End Tre'Von Armstead, 23, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor battery constituting domestic violence for allegedly shoving a woman outside a Las Vegas hotel on March 13, according to a representative for the Clark County Nevada District Attorney's Office.
 
Prosecutors declined to formally file two other charges initially pressed by Las Vegas Police for resisting arrest and kicking out the back window of a police cruiser.
 
Armstead's next court date is June 7, when the District Attorney's Office said he would likely be arraigned and expected to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. He will need legal representation for the battery charge, so it is possible the arraignment date could change, prosecutors said.
 
In a separate criminal case, Armstead was arrested on a sexual assault warrant out of McLennan County in March.
 
He is also at the center of a civil lawsuit that was filed in January. In the court documents, an unidentified woman claimed Armstead and another former player, Shamycheal "Myke" Chatman, raped her in 2013. The lawsuit, which alleges a total of 52 rapes by 31 Baylor football players between 2011 and 2014, has become one of the main cases cited by Baylor critics during the ongoing sexual assault scandal that has tarnished the University's reputation.
 
As ESPN first reported during its 2016 Baylor University investigation, a Waco Police Department incident report from 2013 named Armstead and Chatman. But, at the time, neither was charged with a crime. Armstead was kicked off the football team for a "rules violation" in 2015. He was later expelled from Baylor in 2016.
 

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