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Shawn Oakman Drafted By Los Angeles Wildcats In The XFL

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Former Baylor superstar Shawn Oakman is headed to the XFL.

Oakman was famously charged with sexual assault shortly before the 2016 draft right, as Baylor’s program was becoming engulfed by a sexual misconduct scandal. (RELATED: Shawn Oakman Talks Beating Sexual Assault Charge)

He was acquitted in February, but never got a shot at the NFL.

The star defensive end at the college level was drafted by the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL on Wednesday, according to TMZ.

 

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It’s not the NFL, but at least it’s a shot for Oakman. He lost years of his football career fighting to stay out of prison and beating a sexual assault charge.

If that hadn’t happened, he almost certainly would have been in the NFL after leaving Baylor. Instead, he had a long battle waiting for him in the court system down in Texas.

Now, he can get back on a football field and focus on playing.

 

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If he’s able to play well in the XFL, then maybe an NFL team will come calling. It’s a start. That’s all Oakman can ask for at this point.