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Despite the University of Illinois discontinuing its investigation, former star guard Terrence Shannon Jr. faces trial on a rape charge in Kansas.

Shannon, initially suspended from the basketball team in December following the allegation from September, was reinstated in January after a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order. However, a Kansas judge recently determined probable cause for a trial to proceed.

“Our legal team is neither shocked nor disappointed by the outcome of this event,” Mark Sutter, one of Shannon’s attorneys said in a statement, via ESPN.

“A preliminary hearing is a procedural process that merely speaks to the threshold of evidence and whether a question of fact may exist for a jury. It has nothing to do with guilt or innocence. Those issues will be decided at trial, and we continue to look forward to our day in court.”