Baylor junior offensive lineman Rami Hammad isn’t taking classes at the university for the fall semester while his felony stalking charge is pending, according to coach Jim Grobe.

Baylor announced on Aug. 2 that Hammad was suspended from all team activities. But he’s also suspended from the university.

“He’s not been allowed to come back until the decision has been made,” Grobe said Wednesday. “If it came back he had no involvement or culpability in anything, that’s when we’d have to consider bringing him back.”

Hammad was arrested Aug. 2 on the third-degree stalking charge but hasn’t been indicted.

A Baylor professor called 911 and reported that Hammad had waited for his ex-girlfriend before the professor’s class the woman was starting July 7. Then he continued to attempt to contact her, according to an affidavit for Hammad’s arrest.

After the July 7 call to police, the woman reported past physical abuse by Hammad, the affidavit states. The woman told investigators she believed she and Hammad ended their relationship in early May and that Hammad was a “manipulative individual and was very persuasive in his attempts to mend their relationship,” the affidavit states.

After redshirting at Baylor last season following his transfer from the University of Texas, Hammad was listed as a starting guard following spring drills.

“We’d like for the wheels of justice to move more quickly but they typically don’t,” Grobe said. “So from a football standpoint and an athletic program standpoint, we have to stand back and let the process take place. If they give him the green light he’ll come back to school, but that’s not in our hands right now.”

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