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Sandwich seeks to have ex-student’s suit dismissed

December 11, 2013

SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — Town lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss a $1 million federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a former Sandwich High School football player who was exonerated in court of assaulting a freshman teammate.

Ty McGrath and his mother sued the town, police and school officials over the 2011 locker room incident when McGrath was a senior. Their lawsuit says a 10-day suspension he received ended his high school playing career early, caused colleges to stop recruiting him, and caused emotional distress, including a suicide attempt.

McGrath was acquitted in court.

The Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/18Cw9To ) reports that town lawyers in their motion to dismiss say McGrath was never denied his due process rights and was given ample opportunity to appeal his suspension.

A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 30.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com

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