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Ex-NFL Player, Woman Settle Suits Against Michigan State

May 11, 2019 - 12:25 pm

EAST LANSING (WWJ/AP) - A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation.

The settlement between Keith Mumphery and the East Lansing school was reached Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press. A lawsuit filed against the university by the woman involved also has been settled.

Mumphery wasn't charged with a crime, but he said his NFL career was ruined after his 2016 expulsion from a graduate program was reported by news media a year later. The wide receiver was cut by the Houston Texans in 2017. He had 24 catches over two seasons.

The federal lawsuit filed last May alleged Michigan State acted against Mumphery to "appease" a female student, despite inconsistencies about what happened between them in 2015.