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Reggie Lynch's Lawyer Warns Of Sexual Assault "Hysteria," Hopes He Doesn't Get In Trouble With His Wife

Attorney Ryan Pacyga pulled off a stunning performance in a press conference today, barely 24 hours after Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch retained him as part of his appeal to avoid expulsion for sexual misconduct. Pacyga’s response to the allegations against Lynch included his concerns about the “hysteria”…

Investigation Finds Reggie Lynch Responsible For Another Sexual Assault, Recommends Expulsion

Last week, the University of Minnesota’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office found center Reggie Lynch “responsible” for a “sexual misconduct incident” that took place on April 28, 2016. Lynch was suspended until 2020, pending an appeal. As the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported this afternoon, another EOAA…

Minnesota Center Reggie Lynch Suspended Until 2020 For Sexual Misconduct

Minnesota center Reggie Lynch was officially suspended from participating in any university-related events until Aug. 1, 2020 after an investigation by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office found he was “responsible” for an April 28, 2016 “sexual misconduct incident,” according to the St. Paul Pioneer…

List Of "Pitfalls Around College Athletics" At Minnesota Included Parking Tickets, Gang Rape

A document discussing “football team rules” at Minnesota included a set of “pitfalls around college athletics,” which listed 15 activities as varied as getting parking tickets, not telling the truth, and gang rape. The two-page document came out today as one of the exhibits included in an independent review of how the…

Report Says Minnesota Followed The Rules In Sexual Assault Investigation, Dumps On "Weak Leadership" By Football Staff

An external review of the University of Minnesota’s sexual assault investigation last year found that the school complied with federal law and institutional policy throughout. But it also noted “weak leadership” and poor communication by the football coaching staff as partially responsible for the team’s brief call to…

Prosecutor Says No Charges For Gopher Football Players, Again, After Minnesota Wins Its Bowl Game

The Hennepin County (Minn.) District Attorney’s Office announced today, for a second time, that it had reviewed the evidence against the group of Golden Gophers football players accused of raping a fellow student and decided there was not enough to bring a criminal case. But before going into what prosecutors said,…

How Two Investigations Into Minnesota's Sexual-Assault Scandal Reached Two Very Different Conclusions

It was in the early morning hours after the Golden Gophers’ victory—in their September season opener, no less—that the student said she was sexually assaulted by multiple football players. She gave a statement to Minneapolis police a day later, going into detail about how she had sex with two guys and how more men…

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Minnesota Football Players Say They'll Boycott Bowl Game In Protest Of Mass Suspensions [Update]

A few days after 10 Minnesota Golden Gophers football players were suspended from the team’s upcoming trip to the Holiday Bowl, the rest of the team has responded. The Star Tribune reported this afternoon that the team will threaten to boycott the game in protest of the suspensions. The players’ “demands” have not…

Report: Minnesota Wrestling Coach Found Students Dealing Xanax, Told Them To Write Essay About It

When Minnesota’s wrestling coach found out that a few of his athletes were dealing Xanax out of their dorm, he didn’t tell the university or the police. Instead, he took what was left of the drugs and made the offenders write a one-page essay about their feelings and what they had learned, the Star Tribune reported…