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Three Gopher Football Players Appealing Sexual Misconduct Punishments

March 02, 2017 04:41 PM

Three of the six Minnesota Gopher football players facing punishment for their roles in an alleged sexual misconduct that rocked the team last fall will appeal the decisions.

KSTP Sports' Darren Wolfson has learned Kiante Hardin, one of four players facing expulsion, is among those appealing.

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University of Minnesota Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson will hear the appeals.

The punishments were set by a review panel after the University's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action conducted an investigation.

RELATED: Gopher Football Father Speaks Out on U of M Discipline Process

Three other players who were expelled -- Ray Buford, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson -- have not appealed. They have since transferred to play at Arizona Western.

Four other players initially involved in the investigation were cleared by the review panel.

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