Former Pilot Point football player, three others accused of rape

Published: Feb. 8, 2018 at 10:41 PM CST
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A former Pilot Point High school stand out athlete, who went on to play college football, is one of four men accused of raping a teen girl.

Dacoven Bailey was a well-known Pilot Point football player whose speed made him a Division I football player.

Now, he's accused of rape and is the only one the 15-year-old victim could identify, telling police the man who raped her had a football scholarship to college.

"I had no idea of any of it, neither did he. Not until December," said Shileta Bailey.

Her son, 19-year-old Dacoven Bailey, is just one of the men accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in July at a party in Pilot Point.

"It's heartbreaking. I mean I do understand that with the world is going, there is a lot of things that happen to young ladies and young girls," she said.

Bailey is a former Pilot Point football wide receiver

He went on to play at Rutgers University. His mother says he got a full-ride scholarship.

"He's been dreaming of playing football since I put a football in his hand at the age of five. And he's been playing football ever since."

A Rutgers Spokesperson says Bailey was removed from the team and the university in January, following his arrest in December.

Three other men were also arrested for sexually assaulting the same girl, Desmen Crawford of Valley View, Treymon Johnson of Denton and Xavier Scott also of Denton.

"I didn't raise my son to be that way," she said. "I didn't raise him to do those things but everybody gets caught up in certain situations."

According to the Rutgers' football website, Bailey played in 12 games his Freshman year and played in 11 games with three starts in the 2017 season.

"I feel like he's just being caught in a bad situation but every situation is a learning experience and this is one that he has to learn and has to go through," Bailey's mom said.

Bailey is out of jail on a $20,000 bond.