Michigan Faces Title IX Inquiry on Complaint Against Athlete

February 26, 2014

The University of Michigan is under federal investigation for its handling of a rape allegation against a former football player, The Los Angeles Times reported. The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights will examine the university’s Title IX grievance procedures and determine whether Michigan responded appropriately to complaints, reports and incidents of sexual violence. The athlete, Brandon Gibbons, was expelled in December for sexual misconduct, but the incident in question allegedly occurred in November 2009. Gibbons was arrested but no charges were filed.

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