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California judge signs warrant for Nebraska RB Washington

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016. “We expected this, and were prepared ...

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Attorney didn’t tell Huskers about pending charge vs RB

An attorney for Nebraska running back Maurice Washington said Wednesday he never told anyone at the university about the nature of potential charges against the player in a pornography case that cropped up just as last season was getting started. Washington was charged in California in December with possessing and distributing a video of a former girlfriend being sexually assaulted ...

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Notre Dame receiver charged in campus officer assaults

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers. Court documents say McKinley punched the officers around 4 a.m. Sunday as they tried to help him from an Uber vehicle to his dorm at the school in South Bend. The officers said he had passed out in ...

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Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video

California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending it to the girl less than a year ago. Clarissa Hamilton, supervisor of the sexual assault unit in the Santa Clara County Attorney’s Office in San ...

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David Williams, 1st black athletic director in SEC, has died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Williams II, the first black athletic director in the Southeastern Conference and an “incomparable leader” at Vanderbilt, died Friday, hours before his retirement party. He was 71. He died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the university said. The cause was not disclosed. His last day as athletic director was Jan. 31. “David Williams stood tall ...

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Assault charge dropped against Alabama’s Deionte Thompson

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An assault charge was dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson, who was linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas. Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who in January announced for the NFL draft. A judge signed the order Wednesday. Thompson was among four ...

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Clemson’s offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott are now in the million-dollar club. They received raises that increased their yearly salary to $1 million, giving the national champion Tigers three assistants making at least that much. The school’s board of trustees approved salary increases for several Clemson assistants and staffers Friday. The move comes a ...

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Auburn’s Brown staying in school after weighing options

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Brown had a newborn son and the choice of either pursuing his NFL career or continuing to chase college quarterbacks and his degree. The Auburn defensive tackle opted to return for his senior season despite being projected as a potential first-round draft pick. The decision not only gives him a chance to graduate this year ...

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Wave of concussion lawsuits to test NCAA’s liability

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical problems spanning from headaches to depression and, in some cases, early onset Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. The first wave of lawsuits hit college sports’ major governing body in 2016 and more than 200 more ...

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Michigan lands Big Ten’s top class for first time since 2007

Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 8 nationally, according to ...

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