Ma'lik Richmond will Remain on YSU Football Team Under Court Settlement

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Ma'lik Richmond, post-verdict, (March, 2013).
  • Ma'lik Richmond, post-verdict, (March, 2013).
Youngstown State University has settled with Ma’lik Richmond, the former Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape as a teenager.

Under the terms of the deal, Richmond will remain on the YSU football team, and the University will cover all legal costs.

Earlier this school year, a YSU student circulated a petition calling for Richmond to be barred from the team. In response, the university announced that Richmond would forfeit a year of eligibility. YSU wanted to demonstrate that it was taking issues of sexual assault seriously.

Richmond filed suit on Sep. 13. His attorneys argued that Richmond was a student in good standing, and that YSU had hindered his career prospects by curtailing his eligibility.

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