Reggie Lynch drops appeal over suspension, will leave Minnesota

Reggie Lynch is dropping the appeal of his indefinite suspension from Minnesota’s basketball team and will leave the university, he announced Thursday. Lynch was suspended in January after a university investigation found him “responsible” for sexual assault.

Lynch had a total of three woman accuse him of sexual misconduct, and the university’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) office recommended that Lynch be banned from campus until 2020.

Lynch was appealing the findings of those investigations, but announced he was dropping that process during a Thursday news conference. Lynch’s announcement came just hours before he was set to have an on-campus hearing about his appeal, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Lynch and his mother issued statements to the press maintaining his innocence. Lynch referred to himself as a “victim of false allegations” in his statement.

Reggie Lynch drops appeal over suspension

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Lynch played in all of the 2016-17 season for the Gophers and began the 2017-18 season before the suspension. The 6-foot-10 center was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year last season and helped Minnesota reach the NCAA Tournament.

Minnesota decided to suspend Lynch but keep him on the team’s roster after the university announced the findings of its investigation in January.

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