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Preliminary Hearings Set for Former BYU Football Players

Preliminary Hearings Set for Former BYU Football Players

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Two former Brigham Young University football players charged with robbery, assault and making a false statement to police will face preliminary hearings next month.

Both Marcus Whalen and Breyon Jones have had the hearings scheduled for October 13th in state court in Provo.

Whalen and Jones are suspected of beating up and stealing 125 dollars from a mutual acquaintance, Yussufu Nsabimana, during an April 14th argument over money.

Nsabimana, a native of Burundi, claims he was attacked twice after he, Whalen, Jones and another acquaintance had been drinking at a Provo bar and the men argued. The other man was not charged.

Both Jones and Whalen -- B-Y-U's leading rusher two years ago -- were suspended for honor code violations and are NO longer with the team.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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