Bail has been set at $100,000 for three University of Minnesota football players jailed on suspicion of rape charges, the Hennepin County Jail reported this afternoon.

As of this morning, the players had not been formally charged with any crime.

The players were arrested Friday on suspicion of raping an 18-year-old, University police said.

Meanwhile, U athletic officials tried not to let news of the arrests infiltrate this afternoon's annual spring scrimmage, in which several thousand alumni and fans turned out at the Metrodome.

Players were told by communications staff not to discuss the situation, which has resulted in suspensions for the three players, and reporters were told that if they raised the issue, interviews would be cut short.