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Monday, March 28, 2005
USC corner being investigated for sexual assault

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Starting Southern California cornerback Eric Wright, arrested over the weekend for investigation of sexual assault, is scheduled to be arraigned on April 20.

"No charges have been filed, no case has been presented. He is free on bail," Jane Robison, press secretary for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, said Monday.

Wright, 19, was taken into custody early Saturday at a campus apartment by officers investigating reports of an assault, police spokeswoman Sara Faden said. He was booked for investigation of rape and bail was set at $100,000, according to the Sheriff's Department. Faden said Wright posted bail and was released.

As a redshirt freshman last season, Wright started four games and intercepted two passes -- the second during USC's 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. He was expected to be a full-time starter next season.

USC sports information director Tim Tessalone had no comment Monday on Wright's status other than to say the school was cooperating with the investigation. Spring practice started last week and Wright did take part.