February 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Former University of Louisville football player Kemari Averett, who was suspended after the university concluded he committed a rape, has sued U of L and the woman who accused him. Averett, who is no longer enrolled at the university, says his constitutional rights were violated during a student-conduct investigation into the rape allegation. He also alleges defamation of character and discrimination based on his gender. He is seeking $15 million in damages. His lawyer, Aubrey Williams, filed the federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky on Friday.  “What we’re trying to do is correct the wrong that has been done and seek redress through the court,” Williams said at a press conference at his office on Friday. Many of the details in the suit were previously reported by the Courier Journal, which first published details of the alleged rape in October, as well as the existence of the student conduct and criminal investigations, and the results of the student conduct hearing. – Justin Sayers, courier-journal – Read More

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