Court decisions

Former Wisconsin Badger football player Quintez Cephus speaks during a press conference to reiterate his request for reinstatement to the university in Madison, Wis. Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The former wide receiver was acquitted earlier this month of sexual assault charges stemming from a campus incident in his apartment. He was expelled from the university in March after the university's own internal investigation. He is pictured with his attorneys, Stephen Meyer and Kathleen Stilling, as well as a group of current team members were on hand to show support for Cephus at the event. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus was cleared Monday to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges, though it was unclear when he will be eligible to play in a game. The school announced Chancellor Rebecca Blank's decision in a statement that...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2013 photo, a man works to cut down the poisoned oak trees at Toomer's Corner at the entrance to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. University of Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to placing herbicide on the trees and was ordered to pay about $800,000 in restitution. He is due in court on Oct. 30, 2019, to explain why the money is not being paid. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
August 15, 2019 - 11:44 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor wants to know why a University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University isn't making court-ordered restitution payments. Harvey Updyke was ordered to appear in court Oct. 30 to explain himself, Lee County District...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. They were badly burned by the “Nola no-call,” but the New Orleans Saints have joined the NFL in opposing a fan’s lawsuit seeking damages over the missed penalty that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the Saints in a January playoff game and move on to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 14, 2019 - 8:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has ruled that the NFL can hold off, for now, on providing documents and answering questions in a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit over referees' failure to call crucial penalties in a January playoff game won by the Los Angeles Rams. Attorney Anthony...
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August 09, 2019 - 2:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee appeals court has upheld most of the convictions against a former Vanderbilt football player in the rape of an unconscious female student. News outlets report the 17-year sentence for 26-year-old Brandon Vandenburg was unchanged Thursday in Nashville. He was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing about his appeal on his child sex-abuse conviction, in Bellefonte, Pa. Judge John Foradora ordered Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2019, Sandusky be taken to a central Pennsylvania courtroom in September for resentencing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction, six months after an appeals court ruled mandatory minimums had been improperly applied. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 08, 2019 - 5:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky be taken to a central Pennsylvania courtroom next month for resentencing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction, six months after an appeals court ruled mandatory minimums had been improperly applied. Judge John Foradora filed...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2019 file photo Juventus soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo speaks in Madrid, Spain. Ronaldo's lawyers have filed public court documents following a judge's decision not to dismiss or keep secret a lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses the soccer star of raping her in 2009. The partially blacked-out pleadings submitted Tuesday,Aug. 6, 2019, in U.S. District Court revealed no new information. (AP Photo/Paul White,File)
August 07, 2019 - 6:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have filed court documents following a judge's decision not to dismiss or keep completely secret a lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses the Portuguese soccer star of raping her in 2009. Partially blacked-out pleadings submitted Tuesday in U.S. District...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo, former Michigan State University dean William Strampel watches court proceedings at his preliminary exam in East Lansing, Mich. Sentencing is scheduled for the former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine's ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. (Dale G. Yong/Detroit News via AP; File)
August 07, 2019 - 1:34 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University dean with oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar was ordered Wednesday to serve up to a year in jail after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office that stemmed from claims he sexually harassed students...
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William Strampel, left, former dean at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., appears before Judge Joyce Draganchuk at Veterans Memorial Courthouse Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, for sentencing. A jury found him guilty of misconduct in office, and on two charges of willful neglect of duty related to the Nassar scandal. He was found not guilty of sexual assault. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 11:32 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case of William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 11:32 a.m. A judge has ordered a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-...
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Former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus testifies during his trial, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Cephus has told jurors that the two women he is accused of sexually assaulting wanted to have sex with him. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 5:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury deliberated for just 30 minutes on Friday before it acquitted former University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two female students. Cephus, 21, was suspended from the football team last August and was expelled...
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August 02, 2019 - 5:42 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury acquits former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging he sexually assaulted two female students.
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