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Jury ready for rape trial of former BYU players

Updated: August 24, 2005, 10:00 PM ET
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- A jury was selected Wednesday in the trial of two former Brigham Young University football players accused of raping a 17-year-old girl a year ago.

Ibrahim Rashada and B.J. Mathis are charged with aggravated sexual assault, dealing harmful material to a minor, furnishing alcohol to a minor and obstructing justice. Opening statements were scheduled for Thursday morning.

Rashada and Mathis, both 19, have pleaded not guilty.

Eight jurors and one alternate were selected in ...

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