Wed. 8:40 pm: Convicted rapist won’t play this season at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University officials said a football player convicted of a 2012 rape in Steubenville will not play in any games this season.

Ma’lik Richmond will not be permitted to compete in any games, but will remain in the football program as a practice player, forfeiting a year of eligibility, according to a news release from the university.

Richmond was convicted of raping a 16-year-old unconscious girl at a party. A YSU student started a petition on Saturday to have him removed from the team. There were thousands of signatures.

The release states Richmond is not attending YSU on a scholarship and remains in good standing academically.