Youngstown State University football player Ma’lik Richmond was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in 2012, a conviction which has gone on to cost him a year’s worth of collegiate eligibility.
Richmond was sentenced to a year in a juvenile detention center and eventually walked on at Youngstown after graduating high school.
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A student attending YSU started a petition to boot Richmond from the team, and it went on to receive over 6,000 signatures. The result of the petition was somewhat successful.
As a compromise, head coach Bo Pelini decided that Richmond will lose a year of eligibility and will only be allowed to participate in practices this season, reports the New...
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