Rich­mond plays for Youngstown State after court de­ci­sion

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — 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.

“You’re happy for the kid,” Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini said. “It’s not about me.”

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