YSU player back on field
Ma’lik Richmond played in Youngstown State’s 59-9 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday, a day after a federal appeals court declined a university request to keep the defensive end from playing.
Richmond, 21, was convicted of rape as a teenager in Steubenville, Ohio, and he sued Youngstown State this week after the school allowed him to join the football team but then told him he couldn’t play this season. The school backed off its initial decision after a petition began circulating on campus demanding Richmond not be allowed to play.
He entered Saturday’s game late in the third quarter with Youngstown State leading, 52-6, and played for the rest of the game.
Richmond finished with two tackles, including one for a two-yard loss
Youngstown State had asked the appeals court to throw out a decision by U.S. District Court Judge
Benita Pearson to temporarily allow Richmond to play football for the school for at least 14 days.