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Former UNC Football Player Charged With Attempted Rape

Posted March 31, 2003 2:06 a.m. EST

— University of North Carolina police said Robert Harris, 22, faces charges in the attempted rape of a female student inside her residence hall early Friday.

Investigators said the victim had visible bruises and scratches. She was treated at UNC Hospitals.

A warrant was issued against Harris and he was arrested and held in the Orange County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Bond was reduced and Harris was released after a pretrial conference with his parents.

Harris, a senior, was a linebacker for the football team until a knee injury put him on the bench last year.