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Final Four hero Mateen Cleaves charged with sexual assault

Former basketball star charged with sexual assault in MichiganCharges against Cleaves carry penalty of up to 15 years in prisonCleaves, 39, famously led Michigan State to NCAA title in 2000Mateen Cleaves, the one-time Michigan State basketball star who…

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Lawsuit: Tennessee coach called player ‘traitor’ for helping alleged rape victim

  • Suit alleges football players beat team-mate who helped alleged victim
  • Coach Butch Jones allegedly told Draw Bowles he ‘betrayed the team’
  • Allegations include school’s “deliberate indifference” to assault reports

A former Tennessee football player has confirmed in court documents he assisted a woman who said she had been raped by two other players and that later he was attacked by team-mates and told by coach Butch Jones that he had “betrayed the team”.

An amended complaint filed Wednesday in a Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee states a woman called 911 from former Volunteers receiver Drae Bowles’ car to report a rape in the early morning hours of 16 November 2014.

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Tennis player Bob Hewitt convicted of rape

South African court finds former Grand Slam doubles champion guilty of attacks carried out on girls he was coaching in the 1980s and 1990sA South African judge has convicted former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt of rape and sexual assaul…

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Ched Evans website to be investigated over alleged identification of rape victim

CPS asked to consider criminal charges against people behind footballer’s website, which posted CCTV footage of victim

The attorney general has asked prosecutors to consider criminal charges against the individuals behind the Ched Evans website for allegedly identifying the woman he raped.

In CCTV footage posted on the website, which was set up by Evans’s family and friends in 2012 to protest his innocence, the victim is seen entering the hotel in Rhyl where she was later attacked. Clearly visible in the footage, with her face obscured, she is seen entering and leaving the hotel on the night of the attack. The footage, which was part of the material used in the criminal case against Evans, is posted under the headline: “Too Drunk to consent, too drunk to remember”. The site asks viewers to “judge for yourself” whether she looked drunk in the footage.

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Ched Evans website referred to CPS over alleged identification of rape victim

CPS asked to consider criminal charges against people behind footballer’s website, which features CCTV footage of victim

The attorney general has asked prosecutors to consider criminal charges against the individuals behind the Ched Evans website for allegedly identifying the woman he raped.

In CCTV footage posted on the website, which was set up by Evans’s family and friends in 2012 to protest his innocence, the victim is seen entering the hotel in Rhyl where she was later attacked. Clearly visible in the footage, with her face obscured, she is seen entering and leaving the hotel on the night of the attack.

Related: Ched Evans’s ‘true friend and supporter’ abused victim of rape

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Ched Evans faces 14 months out of football over pending legal challenge

Convicted rapist’s attempt to have his conviction overturned is unlikely to be resolved until 2016

Convicted rapist Ched Evans faces a legal battle that could run for more than 14 months if he is to clear his name. It means that the footballer, a former Welsh international who turned 26 last month, may have not played a professional football match for four years by the time a decision is taken on whether his conviction should stand.

Having spent two and a half years in prison, and despite keeping fit, it would mean Evans returning to the game distinctly rusty. However, previous football convicts have returned to resume their careers: in August 2007 Lee Hughes was signed by Oldham Athletic after serving half a six-year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving. He was released in August 2004 by West Bromwich Albion following his conviction.

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Vince Cable’s aide says Ched Evans is ‘probably not guilty’

Andy Ormerod-Cloke, a civil servant serving as private secretary to Cable, tweeted remark during BBC One’s Question Time, according to reports

An aide to business secretary Vince Cable has reportedly said that footballer Ched Evans was probably not guilty of rape, a crime that he was given a five-year prison sentence for.

Andy Ormerod-Cloke, a civil servant who currently serves as private secretary to Cable, tweeted the remark during Thursday’s episode of BBC One’s Question Time, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

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68-year-old Oldham fan drives 90 miles to protest against Ched Evans deal

Woman says she was willing to hand back her season ticket if disgraced player signed, but other fans outside the club’s ground were more supportive Continue reading…



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Thousands sign petition against Ched Evans joining Oldham Athletic

League One club are reportedly close to offering the convicted rapist a return to professional footballDavid Conn: the victim must always be rememberedThousands of people have signed an online petition against the possibility of the League One club Old…

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Thousands sign petition against Ched Evans joining Oldham Athletic

League One club are reportedly close to offering the convicted rapist a return to professional football Continue reading…

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Ched Evans’s move to Maltese football club is blocked by UK government over rape conviction

The convicted rapist’s spokesperson had dismissed reports of Hibernians’ offer as fabrication Continue reading…



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PFA hopes Ched Evans gets a chance to return to football with another club

• Sheffield United withdrew training offer on Thursday
• ‘Society should not impose different rules for footballers’
• Radio host says sorry for ‘ill-judged’ comments on Evans Continue reading…

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BBC sorry over remarks in ‘keep your knickers on’ Ched Evans debate

Radio Norfolk host Nick Conrad made several controversial statements during live debate on convicted rapist Ched Evans

• Why Nick Conrad is another man after a second chance

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Sending a message on the return of Ched Evans

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The moral confusion around the case of Ched Evans

Whatever some people say, and whatever the worthy tenets of rehabilitation, in the real world, all crimes are not equal Continue reading…

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Jessica Ennis-Hill receives rape threats over Ched Evans stance

South Yorkshire police investigate abusive tweets after Olympic medallist urges Sheffield United not to take back convicted rapist Continue reading…

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Sheffield divided over Ched Evans: people are torn about it

Football fans split over whether convicted rapist should be given a new contract, while critics of Evans have faced abuse Continue reading…

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Nick Clegg: Ched Evans should not return to Sheffield United video

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says if it was up to him, convicted rapist Ched Evans would not return to football at Sheffield United. Speaking on his phone-in radio show on LBC, the Sheffield MP says footballers are important role models. But he say…

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Pressure grows on Sheffield United over Ched Evans potential return

Nick Clegg warns of potential ramifications if he re-signs Two shirt sponsors threaten to withdraw their funding MP Paul Blomfield calls for rethink over Evans Charlie Webster resigns as Sheffield United patron Continue reading…

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Charlie Webster resigns as Sheffield United patron over Ched Evans return

Convicted rapist Evans training with club after release TV presenter Webster resigns from club role in protest Webster: United ignored the extremity of his crime Club agreed to Evans returning after PFA request Continue reading…