YSU student petition asks to remove football player found guilty of sex assault

As of Monday morning, just under 7,000 people signed the petition

Malik Richmond, who is #96, walked onto the Youngstown State football team in January

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown State University student has started a petition to remove a student found guilty of sexual assault from the YSU football team.

The online petition was created against Ma’lik Richmond, who was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old unconscious girl in Steubenville in 2012.

Student Katelyn Davis started the petition Saturday morning. As of Monday morning, just under 7,000 people signed the petition.

According to Change.org, the petition will be sent to YSU President Jim Tressel and head football coach Bo Pelini.

Ma’lik Richmond joined the football team back in January.

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