From the Star Tribune:
Nine Gophers football players involved in a 2016 sexual misconduct investigation are suing the University of Minnesota for racial and gender discrimination.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court, asserts that the university trampled the civil rights of the accused football players, all black males, during an investigation into an alleged gang rape of a female student in 2016.
The lawsuit claims that the U “willfully and maliciously” turned the players into scapegoats through a biased investigation that deprived them “of the most basic due process and equal protection rights.”
The U released a statement Friday saying it would “vigorously defend” its handling of the case.