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Settlement talks planned in expelled Yale player’s lawsuit

May 5, 2019

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for a former Yale basketball captain who was expelled over sexual misconduct allegations he denies are preparing for discussions of a possible settlement of his lawsuit against the university.

A settlement conference involving attorneys for the Ivy League school is scheduled Tuesday before Judge William Garfinkel in federal court in Bridgeport.

The player, Jack Montague, is seeking monetary damages over his February 2016 expulsion. He also had sought readmission, but he went on to attend Belmont University in Tennessee.

Montague was expelled after a woman testified before a Yale committee that much of a 2014 sexual encounter with the player was not consensual. No criminal charges were ever brought.

Another federal judge last month denied Yale’s motion to throw out many of Montague’s claims, allowing the lawsuit to proceed.