Mon. 1:10 p.m.: YSU, football player settle lawsuit

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University and representatives for YSU student and football player Ma’lik Richmond have reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Richmond in September, the university announced today.

As part of the settlement, Richmond agreed to undergo additional training with respect to issues involving Title IX. Richmond will remain on the active roster and will remain eligible to play football, YSU said in the prepared statement.

“This has been a complex situation and will continue to be of interest to our campus community. As we move forward, we are prepared to continue to engage the campus in a review of our policies at it relates to these types of situations,” the university said in a prepared media statement. “While the settlement agreement may cause concern for some, we believe it is in the best overall interest of the university, students and the community.”

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