UMBC pays $450,000 to settle defamation case of ex-baseball players who were accused of rape

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'The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will pay three former baseball players a combined $450,000 to settle a defamation case they brought against the college after they said they were wrongly accused of rape and had the false allegations printed in the college’s newspaper.

Ron Schwartz, one of the attorneys representing the trio, confirmed Thursday that school officials agreed to pay the three men $150,000 each and would move to remove their names from an online article detailing the rape allegations that ran in the college’s student-run newspaper, The Retriever.

The three men, who The Sun is not naming, were accused by a then-Towson University student of raping her in 2017. According to police records, she and another female student were drinking with the men before they all went to an apartment and engaged in sexual acts.'

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