TIMELINE: Reggie Lynch as Gophers Basketball Center

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Reggie Lynch

February 15, 2018 12:50 PM

University of Minnesota Golden Gophers center Reggie Lynch has been suspended in the midst of three sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

Here is a list of events that occurred during the basketball player's time with the University of Minnesota:


April 2015

Reggie Lynch Transfers from Illinois State University: Reggie Lynch posted via Twitter that he planned to sign with the Gophers.

May 2016

Gophers Suspend Lynch after Arrest: The University of Minnesota suspended the center after he was arrested on suspicion of "criminal sexual conduct."

Lynch Out of Jail as Investigation Continues: Lynch was released from jail and a charging decision against him in an alleged sex assault was deferred pending further investigation.

September 2016

Gophers Reinstate Lynch: The center was reinstated to the team, after it was determined there was insufficient evidence proving a crime was committed regarding his arrest in May.

January 2018

Lynch Suspended; Denies Sexual Misconduct Policy Violation Allegation: Lynch has been suspended after reportedly violating the school's sexual misconduct policy in connection to an alleged April 2016 incident.

Third Allegation Emerges Against Gophers' Lynch; Expulsion Recommended: The University of Minnesota's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is recommending immediate expulsion as a third sexual assault allegation involving a separate alleged April 2016 incident has emerged against the suspended basketball player.

February 2018

Lynch Drops Appeal, Accepts Expulsion: At a news conference Thursday, Feb. 15, with his attorney, Lynch gave a statement regarding his time with the team. His attorney, Ryan Pacyga, told reporters that Lynch will not appear at the appeal hearings because he feels the panel is biased and not trained properly.


Rebecca Omastiak

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