Montague seeking court order to allow his return to Yale

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Attorneys for Jack Montague, who is suing Yale University for expelling the former basketball captain earlier this year, have filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to allow him to complete his coursework and earn his degree.

Montague, a senior when he was expelled, would have graduated last May.

In addition, an Amended Complaint has been filed based on information obtained through the discovery process.

More from the Associated Press:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — 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.

Related: Yale responds to ex-basketball captain’s lawsuit in sex case

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.

Related: Lawsuit filed against Yale University over Montague expulsion

Yale spokesman Tom Conroy calls the lawsuit factually inaccurate and legally baseless. He says the school will oppose the motion for an injunction.

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