Judge Dismisses Ex-Gopher Football Players’ Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

(Minneapolis, MN) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by nine former Gopher football players accused of sexual assault, who accused the University of Minnesota of gender discrimination in the case. The players alleged they suffered severe emotional distress and financial damage because they were falsely labeled as sex offenders. But U-S District Judge Donovan Frank ruled the former players did not “produce sufficient evidence of sex discrimination” by investigators and officials at the U-of-M. A spokesman says the University appreciates the decision affirming its actions and “the important work of preventing sexual misconduct is ongoing.”