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Middle Tennessee WR Cobb charged with rape, suspended

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee wide receiver Zeke Cobb has been suspended from the program as he faces rape charges.

Murfreesboro police spokesman Larry Flowers said Tuesday that Cobb has been served a sealed indictment on two counts of rape stemming from an incident in 2018. Flowers didn't have any additional details on the case.

Rutherford County sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni said the 21-year-old is being held at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on $60,000 bond. A court hearing is set for Nov. 26.

Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill said in a statement that Cobb would be suspended "as we allow the legal process to move forward." Stockstill added that "it is very disappointing and, if substantiated, such actions do not represent or reflect the standards we have worked extremely hard to develop for our program."

Cobb, a sophomore from Dalton, Georgia, has played six games in a reserve role this season but hasn't caught any passes.

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Updated November 12, 2019

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