Aggies' QB charged with sex assault, kicked off team

LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State quarterback Jerod Walker was
charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual assault, then kicked off
the team later in the day.

Walker, 19, was arrested last week after a woman accused him of
raping her in his campus apartment April 9. Walker told police he
had consensual sex with the woman.

The Cache County attorney's office filed a formal charge against
Walker on Wednesday. He was scheduled to appear Thursday in 1st
District Court.

Walker was also cited by campus police Monday for misdemeanor
possession of marijuana.

Officers responding to a call about the smell of marijuana went
to the room of Utah State receiver Dionte' Holloway and found a
small amount of the drug in the room, Utah State police Lt. Shane
Sessions said.

Officers had seen Walker leaving the room and went to his room
after speaking with Holloway. Walker also smelled of marijuana and
was cited, Sessions said. Neither player was taken into custody.

Utah State coach Brent Guy issued a statement Wednesday saying
Walker and Holloway had been dismissed from the team for
unspecified team rules violations.

Walker played in nine games last fall as a freshman, starting
the last two. He completed 53 of 76 passes for 653 yards and six
touchdowns and had 96 carries for 328 yards.

Holloway caught 10 passes for 194 yards in six games last fall.