Hearing for rape convict’s lawsuit against Youngstown State postponed

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A hearing in a lawsuit that a football player convicted of rape as a teen filed against his Ohio college over not allowing him to play has been postponed.

Ma’lik Richmond, of Steubenville, filed the lawsuit Sept. 13 after Youngstown State University allowed him to join the football team and then told him he couldn’t play this season. A judge issued a temporary order the next day allowing Richmond to play until a Sept. 28 hearing on whether to make the order permanent.

That hearing has been postponed, and an attorney representing the school says a new hearing date has not been set. Richmond’s attorney says the order will allow Richmond to continue playing until the hearing is held.

The school’s football team has a game scheduled this Saturday.

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