Warning – this post contains some NSFW details regarding the charges surrounding Brent Wilkerson
We recently learned that Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson was charged with misdemeanor indecent assault and summary harassment by State College police and subsequently suspended indefinitely by the football program. Today, a new report from Jordan Rodrigue and Lori Falce of the Centre Daily Times gives us more information on the charges.
The affidavit of probable cause details the February incident that led to the March 8 arrest. After a night that Wilkerson spent drinking at several bars, a woman who Wilkerson says he has a "cordial" but "not romantic" relationship with drove he and his roommate home because she was sober. He invited himself into the woman's home and fell asleep in her bed. Wilkerson later attempted to remove her clothes while pulling her towards him, grabbing her neck and kissing her, and at one point exposing himself and masturbating. The woman repeatedly told Wilkerson to stop, and she would report the incident to police the same day. Police photographed bruises on her neck, which Wilkerson claims came from his kissing her and not his hands.
Wilkerson was interviewed by State College police on March 1. He blamed drinking for the indecent assault, but admitted that she told him to stop and that he "took it too far."
"I know what I did was wrong," Wilkerson told police, according to the affidavit.
Wilkerson's first hearing will be on April 6, 2016.