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Rape case against UK football player sent to grand jury for review of charge


A University of Kentucky football player charged with rape waived his case to a Fayette County grand jury Thursday.

Lloyd Tubman appeared before Fayette District Judge Megan Lake Thornton with his attorney, Jim Lowry. Tubman was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing but the hearing was waived, so the case will go directly to the grand jury for possible indictment.

Tubman, who turns 20 this month, and Lowry had no comment after the court appearance.

Tubman, a defensive lineman, was charged with rape on Oct. 7.

According to his arrest citation, Tubman visited an acquaintance in her dorm room on campus, and he verbally and physically assaulted the woman, then forced her to have sex with him.

Tubman is free on a $10,000 bond. He moved back to Louisville to live with his parents. He is not to have contact with the victim.

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