Gophers’ Lynch recommended for expulsion in alleged assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch has been recommended for expulsion following a newly public allegation of sexual assault.

The Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press report the university’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office found Lynch responsible for sexual misconduct in an alleged assault April 7, 2016. Both newspapers say they obtained a Jan. 3 finding by the office.

That was the same day as a separate recommendation that he be suspended for sexual misconduct in an unrelated incident alleged to have happened three weeks later.

The school suspended Lynch from games last week but he has been allowed to keep practicing with the team. He is appealing his suspension.

His attorney Ryan Pacyga had no immediate comment but planned to hold a news conference Wednesday.