Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Youngstown State University football player Ma’lik Richmond, convicted of raping a teen in a highly publicized case in Steubenville, is eligible to play in the Penguins game on Saturday, a judge ruled"

Richmond, 21, of Steubenville filed a federal lawsuit against the university Wednesday after the school allowed him to join the team and then told him he could not play after a female student circulated a petition asking he be kept off the team.

The lawsuit asked that Richmond be reinstated to the team’s active roster along with attorney fees and an unspecified amount of damages.

U.S. District Court Judge Benita Pearson issued the temporary order after a lengthy court hearing Thursday evening. Another hearing is set for Sept. 28, when Richmond’s permanent status on the team could be determined.