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Lawsuit against UW over ex-football star Cephus sex scandal dismissed

A federal judge in Madison has dismissed a woman’s lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin over how it reinstated a Badgers football star who had been expelled for sexual assault.

US District Judge William Conley on Tuesday granted UW’s motion for summary judgment. The case of Jane Doe v. the Board of Regents of UW had been set to start trial Aug. 1.

In a 21-page order, Conley wrote that while he sympathized with Doe’s feeling of “hurt and distrust,” she has not shown enough to put the case to a jury.

One of Doe’s attorneys, John Clune, said, “Though we are disappointed with the ruling, we appreciated many of the judge’s comments about the UW’s handling of the matter. The behavior was at best highly suspect and the judge’s order today hints at the same .”

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