Three former Michigan State football players waived preliminary hearings on their sexual assault cases on Thursday morning, meaning the cases will be moved to a county circuit court, according to reports.

The Lansing State Journal reported that Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vnace waived the preliminary hearings, which would have determined “if there was enough evidence for the cases to move to trial.” All three players are faced with sexual assault charges stemming for an incident at a party in January.

All three players were suspended from the football program during the investigation and were dismissed from the team once they were charged.

King is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and capturing the image of an unclothed person. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

Corley and Vance are each charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and could be punished with a 15-year prison sentence if convicted.