SAN DIEGO — A San Diego State football player and a companion Friday were ordered to stand trial on charges of assaulting the player's roommate and forcing him to withdraw $400 from automatic teller machines.
Municipal Court Judge Robert J. Cooney scheduled a March 18 trial date for Kevin Maultsby and Manuel Shute Jr. in connection with the alleged Dec. 11 incident with Maultsby's then-roommate, Mark Sievers.
Maultsby played defensive end and linebacker as a junior last season, starting four games. He is 6-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. Aztec Coach Denny Stolz has said he will withhold any punitive action pending the outcome of court proceedings.
Both defendants are charged with single counts of assault, robbery, false imprisonment and kidnapping for robbery.
Sievers testified during the two-day preliminary hearing that the defendants confronted him in his campus apartment, demanding money for a ring stolen from Maultsby.