Report: Minnesota being sued for $45 million by current, former players
The 2016 incident that saw nine Minnesota football players get suspended is still looming over the program.
According to Myron Metcalf of ESPN.com, Minnesota is being sued for $45 million after the football program suspended nine players for their alleged involvement in a sexual encounter. The accuser claimed the act was non-consensual, while the players claim it was consensual.
In total, 10 players were tied to the incident but only nine were suspended. Five of those never made it back to the program, while the other five eventually did return. The lawyer is asking for $5 million per player that was suspended.
“We are aware of the lawsuit served on behalf of several current and former students,” the school said in a statement. “The University thoughtfully and thoroughly responds when faced with disturbing allegations, and provides extensive process to students accused of misconduct, including the opportunity to be heard during thorough investigations, panel hearings, and Provost review. Further, aggrieved students have a right to review by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. We will vigorously defend the University.”
You can read much more on the situation over at ESPN.com.