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UConn Player Faces Tampering Charge

November 20, 2002

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut football player Chris Meyer was charged with evidence tampering and interfering with a police officer during the investigation of a campus rape last summer.

Meyer surrendered to campus police Tuesday after learning of a warrant for his arrest. The 21-year-old player was released on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday.

On Nov. 11, police charged Gregory Figaro with sexual assault and said Meyer’s arrest was related to that case. Figaro is accused of assaulting an intoxicated woman at a campus apartment in July.

Figaro, 19, of Teaneck, N.J., is not a UConn student, school officials said Wednesday.

Police say Meyer tampered with physical evidence while having knowledge that a crime occurred.

School and team officials said Meyer, a starting safety, will continue to practice and play with the team while the case proceeds.

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