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Suspended Clarett Files Suit Against Ohio State

From Associated Press

Suspended Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett filed a federal suit Friday accusing the university of violating his privacy rights by giving police information from an NCAA investigation.

Clarett is seeking at least $2.5 million in damages from the university. He also asks for a court order preventing prosecutors from using the information as evidence in a misdemeanor case accusing him of filing a false police report.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference was dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit by Big East schools over ACC expansion. The ruling leaves Miami as the lone defendant in a suit filed by four Big East schools accusing it of conspiring with the ACC to weaken the Big East.

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