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Report: Penn State TE Brent Wilkerson Suspended Indefinitely on Assault Charge

Not the kind of news you want to be hearing at the beginning of spring practice.

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As reported by Mark Brennan of Fight On State, Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson has been suspended indefinitely as a result of being charged with a misdemeanor count of indecent assault and a summary count of harassment. According to court documents, the incident in question occurred on February 13, 2016. The full court documents can be found here.

In response to the charges, the Penn State Athletic Department released a statement.

"We are aware of the charges against Mr. Wilkerson. He has been suspended indefinitely from all football and team activities until we have more information. We will not have any additional comment as this is an ongoing legal matter."

Wilkerson was expected to be a possible starter at the tight end position this year for Penn State, after being used frequently last season in a blocking role. He also finished 2015 with six catches, good for 39 yards receiving. He and Mike Gesicki were expected to be the two more often used tight ends in 2016.

According to the court documents, a preliminary hearing for the incident is set to occur April 6, 2016.

Though not nearly on the same level of criminal nature, it's not the first time Wilkerson has found himself in trouble with the State College police department, after being arrested for criminal mischief back in 2014.

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