She later filed the lawsuit, which alleged that Chatman had previously raped a female student athletic trainer. Baylor agreed to pay for the woman’s education in exchange for a nondisclosure agreement and reassigned her to a female sports team, the suit said.
In the April 18, 2013, case, Chatman told police that the sex was consensual. He later transferred to Sam Houston State University.
Armstead was dismissed from the football team for an unspecified violation of team rules in 2015. The next year, ESPN reported, he was expelled after Baylor found him responsible for sexually assaulting the woman.
On Thursday, Armstead was being held at the Jefferson County Jail in southeast Texas on $150,000 bail.
The arrests are the latest in an onslaught of news that has kept Baylor’s sexual assault crisis in the headlines. Also this week, another former Baylor football player had his sexual assault conviction overturned. An appeals court granted Sam Ukwuachu a new trial on the grounds that some text messages were improperly excluded from evidence during his trial.
Prosecutors have vowed to appeal.