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WVU Football Player Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge, Dismissed from Team

GREENWOOD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A member of the West Virginia University football team is behind bars, charged with sexual assault.

That's according to West Virginia MetroNews, which reports that d'Vante Henry, 21, was arrested Wednesday night on a second-degree sexual assault charge.

MetroNews reports that according to the criminal complaint, Henry went into a female's room early Sunday morning and forced sexual intercourse, which Henry said was consensual.

The female told investigators that she told Henry to stop, and he told her to "shut up", according to the complaint.

He is being held on $100,000 bond in the Northern Central Regional Jail.

Henry, an outside linebacker, joined the WVU football team in July after playing two years of junior college football at Arizona Western College. He was expected to redshirt for the Mountaineers this season.

MetroNews reports that in a statement, WVU Football Coach Dana Holgorsen said, "D'Vante Henry had been indefinitely suspended from game participation. There was strict parameters put in place that he had to abide by in order to play next season. The allegations made against him are troubling and very serious. He is no longer a Mountaineer."

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