Hearing for Ma’lik Richmond’s lawsuit against YSU postponed

At the eventual hearing, it will be decided whether or not Ma'lik Richmond will be allowed to play for Youngstown State long-term

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

CLEVELAND (AP) – A hearing in a lawsuit that a football player found guilty of sexual assault as a teen filed against Youngstown State University over not allowing him to play has been postponed.

Ma’lik Richmond, of Steubenville, filed the lawsuit Sept. 13 after YSU 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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