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Ukwuachu's approaching trial date keeps him away from Baylor team

Jul 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Day at the Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Day at the Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Former Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu remains away from the Baylor team as he prepares to face trial on alleged sexual assault charges against a former Baylor student in 2013. The Houston Chronicle has more.

"Waco attorney Jonathan Sibley, who is representing Ukwuachu, told the newspaper that his client hasn't been able to playfor the Bears because of the indictment. He hopes to regain his eligibility with the team if he is found innocent. His trial begins Aug. 17.

Ukwuachu sat out the 2013 season after transferring from Boise State and was ineligible to play last year.

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Baylor coach Art Briles said Thursday he's been pleased by the course the school has taken before allowing Ukwuachu to play."

(h/t Houston Chronicle)