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2 Texas State football players dismissed for violations of team, university rules

T.J. Bedford dismissed along with defensive back Kishawn Kelley

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Two Texas State football players were dismissed from the team on Monday for what head coach Everett Withers said were a violation of team and university rules.

Freshman wide receiver Timothy "T.J." Bedford and freshman defensive back Kishawn Kelley are no longer on the Bobcats roster.

Head coach Everett Withers made the announcement during his weekly session with the media. 

In August 2017, Bedford was arrested by Texas State police and charged with sexual assault, according to Hays County jail records.

Texas State officials tell KSAT the case and charges were dismissed last year and Bedford was found not to have violated university policy.

There are also no records in Hays County of Bedford’s case ever going to trial.

He re-joined the team, but red-shirted last season.

Bedford played in five games this season, but did not travel to the Bobcats game at Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

University officials tell KSAT the reason for his dismissal Monday was not related to the August 2017 arrest.

Kelley had not played for the Bobcats this season. Both players were part of Texas State's 2017 recruiting class.


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