Maryland Paid for Football Players' Lawyer

August 24, 2018

The then athletic director of the University of Maryland at College Park last year used university funds to pay for a lawyer for football players accused of sexual assault, The Washington Post reported. The university said Thursday that the payments violated university procedures and showed "a serious lack of judgment in a sexual misconduct case, given the university’s commitment to a fair and impartial handling of all such matters." Kevin Anderson, who was the athletics director and who subsequently resigned, told the Post that the report was "inaccurate."

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