NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Lawyers for former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague are seeking a court order that would allow him to return to class while he fights his expulsion for what the university says was sexual misconduct.
The senior point guard was thrown out of the Ivy League school in February after a university panel upheld a sexual assault complaint. Montague says the October 2014 encounter was consensual. No criminal charges were brought against him.
He filed a federal lawsuit in June, arguing the school misled and coerced the accuser into cooperating in the complaint. The lawsuit and the motion filed Monday allege the school wanted to make an example of the popular athlete.
Yale spokesman Tom Conroy calls the lawsuit factually inaccurate and legally baseless. He says the school will oppose the motion for an injunction.