EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for 10 Suspended U of M Football Players to File Multiple Lawsuits

December 18, 2016 10:17 PM

In an exclusive interview with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, the attorney for 10 suspended University of Minnesota football players said he will file multiple lawsuits this week. 

Minneapolis attorney, Lee Hutton, said he will file 10 separate lawsuits in federal court seeking immediate re-instatement of the 10 players to all team activities including next week's Holiday Bowl. 

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"We will ask a federal judge for injunctive relief for each player so they can return to the team and then we will ask to have the players' appeals of their suspensions taken out of the U of M's administrative system and hopefully decided in federal court," said Hutton. 

Hutton said U of M President, Eric Kaler and Athletic Director, Mark Coyle, will be named in each lawsuit as defendants.  And, the woman, Hutton said, who initially filed a sexual assault complaint against some of the players, will also be named as a defendant. 

KSTP has reached out to President Kaler, Coyle and the woman's attorney for reaction to Hutton's statements, but we have not yet heard back from them.


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