Former walk-on cornerback arrested on rape charges

David Sowell, a former walk-on cornerback on the Missouri football team, was arrested Saturday night, for first-degree rape, according to a news release by the MU Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to 301 Campus View Drive, according to the release, the address of the Campus View Apartments. The release said the police contacted the female victim who reported that Sowell, an acquaintance, had raped her.

Sowell was taken to the University police station, where he was interviewed and then arrested at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the release said. He was then sent to Boone County Jail.

Sgt. George Gresham of the Boone County Jail said Sowell is still in custody. His bond is $100,000, Gresham said.

The University directory lists Sowell as a sophomore in the college of business.

David Morrison of the Columbia Daily Tribune reported Sunday that Sowell was with the football program last spring, and going into the fall of last season.

According to Morrison, football team spokesman Chad Moller said Sowell was dismissed from the program in August 2013. Morrison reported that Moller said the dismissal did not stem from legal issues.

Moller could not be reached for comment by The Maneater.

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