Judge grants protective order against ex-Auburn player

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) A judge has issued a temporary protective order against former Auburn tight end Landon Rice.

The 19-year-old woman who obtained the order filed an incident report with Auburn police on July 27 accusing Rice of first-degree rape. The report, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, said the alleged rape occurred between 11 p.m. on April 12 and 6 a.m. April 13 on the 300 block of South Donahue.

Lee County Circuit Court judge Steven Speakman granted the temporary order of protection for the woman on Sept. 15 and set a hearing for Oct. 4.

Rice has not been arrested. Court documents online did not list an attorney.

The Associated Press does not name alleged victims in sexual assault cases.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced after the Tigers' win over Arkansas State on Sept. 10 that Rice left the team for ''personal reasons.''

The case is listed as on ''inactive status'' on the incident report. Auburn police spokesman Capt. Lorenza Dorsey couldn't comment on the specific case but said that could mean there are no active leads or suspects or a case is awaiting a court ruling or lab results.


AP's college football site at http://collegefootball.ap.org

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