Acquitted of sexual assault, Baylor’s Oakman looks to NFL

Shawn Oakman

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, then-Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman warms up before an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. NFL prospect and former Baylor football player Oakman was arrested Wednesday, April 13, 2016, on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his Texas apartment earlier this […]

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman says he wants to try to enter the NFL after being acquitted of sexual assault.

A defensive end, Oakman was Baylor’s career leader in sacks and was pursuing a professional career when he was arrested in April 2016, two weeks before the NFL draft, and accused of raping another student.

A jury in Waco found Oakman not guilty on Thursday.

Oakman told KWTX-TV on Friday, “I want to play football at the highest level and just really finally get my chance.” Now 26, Oakman says he has been working out and is in good shape.

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