Former Lufkin Football Star Charged with Rape

According to The Mercury, a Manhattan, Kansas newspaper, 19-year-old Aaron Darks was charged with rape.

As of 5:50 PM on Monday, The Mecury reported that Darks was being held on $25,000 bond after appearing in court Monday afternoon.

Darks reportedly, turned himself in to Kansas State University police.

Before signing a letter of intent with Kansas State in 2004, Darks was rated as the 28th-best inside linebacker in the country out of high school.

We are awaiting official documents from the Riley County Attorney's office in Manhattan, Kansas.

Aaron Darks mother, Beverly, told us by phone "Aaron has been appointed a lawyer and that Aaron will plea not guilty to the rape charges on April 19th."