Court: Ohio rape con­vict can play foot­ball in Satur­day game

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A fed­eral ap­peals court on Fri­day de­clined a univer­sity’s re­quest to stop one of its foot­ball play­ers con­victed of rape as a teenager from play­ing on the team.

The rul­ing means Ma’lik Richmond, 21, will be al­lowed to play for Youngstown State Univer­sity in a game against Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State Univer­sity on Satur­day.

Youngstown State had asked the ap­peals court to throw out a Thurs­day night de­ci­sion by U.S. Dis­trict Judge Benita Pearson to tem­po­rar­ily al­low Richmond to play foot­ball for Youngstown State for at least the next 14 days, in­clud­ing in the 2 p.m. game Satur­day. Pearson sched­uled a hear­ing Sept. 28 on whether to make the de­ci­sion per­ma­nent.

Youngstown State ap­pealed the de­ci­sion Fri­day morn­ing to the 6th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals, and the ap­peals court dis­missed it Fri­day af­ter­noon.

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