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Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson suspended after charges filed

Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson tosses the ball around with teammates after the Wednesday, October 28, 2015 practice in Holuba Hall.
Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson tosses the ball around with teammates after the Wednesday, October 28, 2015 practice in Holuba Hall. CDT photo

Penn State senior tight end Brent Wilkerson has been suspended from team activities following misdemeanor charges of indecent assault and a summary count of harassment from an alleged incident that occurred in State College on Feb. 13, per court documents.

The charges against Wilkerson came on March 8.

The public court documents, which can be read here, have no details of the alleged incident for which Wilkerson was charged. Although the docket lists the case as active and says a criminal complaint was filed March 8, no arraignment is indicated.

Penn State Athletics released a statement after the story was first reported Tuesday night by WJAC and Fight On State.

“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.”

According to documents, Wilkerson’s preliminary hearing will be on April 6.

Penn State football begins spring practices on Friday.

This story will be updated.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 814-231-4629, @JourdanRodrigue

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