Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has been suspended until 2020.
Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has been suspended over an alleged violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy after another woman accused him of assault, Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
The recent claim from a woman says Lynch assaulted her in his dorm room on April 28, 2016.
Lynch, who was last season's Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, is suspended until 2020 and he will appeal, according to reports.
"I know it’s frustrating to hear ... but all 750 student-athletes have access to university policies and process, and it’s important to let due process plays out for those athletes,” athletic director Mark Coyle said.
Lynch, 23, was arrested for suspicion of sexual assault for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old woman on May 8, 2016.
He was not charged in that case and the university found no wrongdoing saying it was more likely than not that Lynch reasonably believed the sex was consensual.
The school had suspended Lynch while the local authorities probed the case. He was let back on the team after prosecutors chose not to file charges and the school's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) investigation was completed.
Lynch, a senior, is averaging 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks this season for the Golden Gophers.