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NCAA: Terrapins G Dez Wells Sues Xavier University
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NCAA: Terrapins G Dez Wells Sues Xavier University

Aug 21 2013, 9:50pm CDT | by

Maryland Terrapins guard Dez Wells filed a lawsuit against Xavier University for being wrongly dismissed from the school last year.

Maryland Terrapins guard Dez Wells filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against his former school, Xavier University.  According to Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel, Wells is seeking damages against the school and...

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NCAA: Terrapins G Dez Wells Sues Xavier University

Aug 21 2013, 9:50pm CDT | by

Maryland Terrapins guard Dez Wells filed a lawsuit against Xavier University for being wrongly dismissed from the school last year.

Maryland Terrapins guard Dez Wells filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against his former school, Xavier University

According to Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel, Wells is seeking damages against the school and its president, Father Michael Graham. The basis of the lawsuit is his wrongful dismissal from the university last year. 

The lawsut, which was filed at the United States District Court in Cincinnati, alleges Xavier didn't follow its own procedures regarding student expulsion following an allegation of sexual assault against Wells in 2012.

A female Xavier student maintains Wells sexually assaulted her on June 7, 2012. However, he insists the relation was consensual. 

Wells was eventually cleared by a grand jury after his expulsion from the university. Hamilton County (Ohio) prosecutor Joe Deters said the allegation "didn't reach anything close to a standard of proof."

In a USA Today Sports report from Nicole Auerbach, Deters said in a WLW-AM interview that Xavier's expulsion process involving the University Conduct Board (UCB) was "fundamentally unfair" and "seriously flawed." He also added the case "should never have gotten to the point where someone's reputation is ruined." 

The Terrapins guard seconds this motion, per an ESPN statement. 

"From the moment the nightmare began, I've been trying to get everyone to understand that I am innocent. The supposed leaders at Xavier destroyed my reputation. It needs to make this right. Xavier needs to set the record straight."

Graham responded with a statement of his own on Tuesday evening, according to CBS Sports. 

"The process used by the Xavier University Conduct Board (UCB) applies to all of our students and is the standard used in American universities. After members of the Conduct Board reached their decision, the matter was considered and upheld in appeal. The sanction for the offense was expulsion. 

"The university has never revealed the specific charge against Dez Wells other than to say he was found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The university will vigorously defend the process and the decision."

The NCAA eventually gave Wells a reprieve that involves a one-year red-shirt status for most tranfers. He was able to play right away for Maryland and led the team with an average of 13.1 points per game.    

 
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DC Sports Bog: Maryland guard Dez Wells spots photo of himself in anatomy textbook

Sep 23 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Maryland guard Dez Wells was flipping through a “Biomechanics of Sport and Science” anatomy textbook when he spotted a familiar face in a photo on the objectives page of Chapter 14. It was Wells, from his days at ...
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