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April 1, 2019
AP Sports Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a former Yale basketball captain who was expelled for sexual misconduct that he denies can move forward with his lawsuit against the university.

Judge Alfred Covello denied Yale’s motion to throw out many of Jack Montague’s claims in a ruling released Monday. The claims include that a Title IX officer improperly coerced the woman to cooperate with the complaint that led to his February 2016 expulsion.

The judge tossed out several of Montague’s arguments, including that the school’s actions were the result of a bias against him as a man.

Montague had been seeking readmission to the school but went on to attend Belmont University in Tennessee.

Montague’s lawyer says his client has always said the disciplinary process against him was unfair.

Yale did not return messages seeking comment.