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Basketball star Dez Wells settles lawsuit against Xavier over false rape allegation
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:12 PM EDT
A former Xavier University basketball player has settled his lawsuit against the school over their handling of what he says was a false rape allegation.
Wells' attorneys did not return calls for comment and a university spokeswoman declined to discuss the settlement.
Wells' lawsuit accused the school and its president of damaging his reputation by expelling him over a student's 2012 rape allegation.
The student later declined to press charges, and a grand jury declined to indict Wells after hearing evidence.
Wells claims the university used him as a scapegoat to demonstrate an aggressive response to rape allegations.
Wells now plays for the University of Maryland.