by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
If I am reading this correctly, harassment can be lucrative. A football player who played for Appalachian State University collected $75,000, and his lawyer another $25,000, in damages from the school. Back in 2012, the player and two others were suspended from the university during investigations of allegations of sexual assault. A university conduct board determined said player was not guilty of any of the more serious charges, but found him guilty of harassment. The player in question was then banned from playing football that season. No criminal charges were pressed. The player claims his penalties damaged his chances of having an NFL career and complains that the charges of harassment were presented with insufficient time for him and his counsel to prepare adequate defense.