SUNDERLAND AFC player Titus Bramble is facing a fourth charge of sexual assault.
Prosecutors added the new allegation when Bramble appeared before Teesside Crown Court.
The 30-year-old, of Wellington Drive, Wynyard, Teesside, is accused of sexually touching a young woman in a nightclub in Yarm, and sexually touching another young woman in a taxi.
Bramble pleaded not guilty to four charges of sexual assault, all on September 28, last year.
Judge Peter Fox set a trial date of May 28, and granted Bramble unconditional bail.