Middle Tennessee WR Cobb, who played at Dalton High, charged with rape

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Zeke Cobb, a former Dalton High School football player, is shown in this file photo from 2016. Cobb, now a sophomore wide receiver at Middle Tennessee State University, has been suspended from the program as he faces rape charges.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee wide receiver Zeke Cobb, a former Dalton High School standout, has been suspended from the program as he faces rape charges.

Murfreesboro police spokesman Larry Flowers said Tuesday that Cobb has been served a sealed indictment on two counts of rape stemming from an incident in 2018. Flowers didn't have any additional details on the case.

Rutherford County sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni said the 21-year-old is being held at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on $60,000 bond. A court hearing is set for Nov. 26.

Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill said in a statement that Cobb would be suspended "as we allow the legal process to move forward." Stockstill added that "it is very disappointing and, if substantiated, such actions do not represent or reflect the standards we have worked extremely hard to develop for our program."

Cobb, a sophomore, has played six games in a reserve role this season but hasn't caught any passes. He graduated from Dalton High in 2017.

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