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Tulane Football Player Arrested On Rape Charge

Tulane Football Player Arrested On Rape Charge

A Tulane University wide receiver has been arrested, accused of raping a high-school student while she was passed out in his roommate's bed in a campus dormitory.

According to a New Orleans Police Department arrest warrant, the 18-year-old girl told police that she awoke at 4 a.m. on April 14 to find 17-year-old Niguel "Teddy" Veal, on top of her having sex with her.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Veal, of Gretna, was booked Tuesday with one count of simple rape. Bond was set at $20,000. It was unclear if he has an attorney.

Veal, recruited from West Jefferson High School, enrolled at Tulane this year and is considered one of the school's top recruits. Tulane spokesman Michael Strecker says Veal has been suspended from the team.

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