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Gopher football players arrested in connection with rape

WCCO Channel 4 news reported through an AP wire story on their website Sunday that three members of the Minnesota football team who have been in custody since Friday night could be charged Monday with sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman.

Defensive end Alex Daniels, cornerback Keith Massey, and running back E.J. Jones have been suspended from the team pending an ongoing investigation. A police report states that the alleged victim was raped between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Bail has been set at $100,000 for each player.

The Pioneer Press also reported on the incident, which happened to coincide with the annual Gopher spring game on Saturday at the Metrodome. The new Minnesota football coach, Tim Brewster, said at a news conference Saturday that he "absolutely would fully support these three young men and see how it unfolds."