Two USD Football Players Arrested On Rape Charges

Dale Williamson Jr., Danny Rambo Jr.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The names of two University of South Dakota football players involved in a sexual assault investigation have been released.

According to The Vermillion Police Department, junior Danny Rambo Jr., 20, has been arrested for second degree rape. Sophomore Dale Williamson Jr., 21, has been arrested for attempted second degree rape.

The two arrests come from an incident that happened on October 22, which occurred in an off-campus residence within Vermillion. Both men turned themselves in without incident.

USD’s football coach announced Monday they were suspended from playing for “violating team rules.”

The university also released a statement saying President James W. Abbott said the university continues to cooperate with Vermillion police following the arrest of two University of South Dakota students in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

“This is a very troubling accusation, and University Police will assist the Vermillion investigation in any way possible,” said Abbott. “The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students.”

Abbott said the university offers training to all students and staff about preventing sexual assault and how to respond when it is reported.

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