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Former Illinois player faces rape charges

URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Prosecutors say DNA evidence links a former Illinois football player, who's in custody on rapes charges in Florida, with three Illinois rapes during the 1990s.

Champaign County prosecutors charged 38-year-old Steven Feagin of Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Friday with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Feagin attended University of Illinois from 1989 through 1992. He was a running back on the football team.

He is charged with assaulting a female student in 1993 and two other women in 1995. In June, Urbana police learned that DNA from a 2007 Florida crime scene matched DNA collected during the Illinois investigations.

It was not immediately clear whether Feagin has an attorney.

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