Former Missouri football player charged with rape

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A former University of Missouri football player has been charged with felony rape.

University police say a female acquaintance accused 20-year-old David Sowell of a May 9 sexual assault in his Campus View apartment. The privately-owned apartment complex is used by the university as overflow student housing.

Sowell is a sophomore from suburban Chicago. He briefly played defensive back for the Tigers last year as a walk-on but was dismissed from the football team early in the 2013 season for unspecified disciplinary violations.

Sowell was arrested by campus police early Saturday. He remained in the Boone County Jail late Monday on a $100,000, cash-only bond after an initial court appearance earlier in the day.

Online court records did not list an attorney for Sowell.

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