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Shawn Oakman, indicted for sexual assault, signs with indoor football team

Currently under indictment, a former Baylor football player has signed to continue his football career elsewhere.

Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman, who is awaiting trial for sexually assaulting a female student in 2016, has signed to continue his sports career with the Bismarck Bucks, an indoor football team in North Dakota.

Oakman was indicted for sexually assaulting the other student at his home near campus after a night out at the bar. He has been out on bail ever since his indictment in July 2016.

On Thursday, his name appeared on a roster for the Champions Indoor Football League, which publishes player names online.

Speaking with our NBC affiliate in Bismarck on Thursday, Bucks Head Coach Richard Davis was very open about Oakman's past and present.

"That's what this level in some types is about," Davis told KFYR-TV. "We will have an expectation and a standard that we expect Shawn to meet, and we'll help him meet it. But at the end of the day, we just want him to come in here and focus on being a good person -- focus on being a good football player, and all that stuff will figure itself out."

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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