Miltenberg: “Ex-Texans WR Keith Mumphery Hopes to Relaunch NFL Career After Settling Federal Lawsuit,” Houston Chronicle


When Keith Mumphery got the phone call summoning him to the Texans’ offices at NRG Stadium two years ago, the former Michigan State receiver wasn’t surprised about the reason for the meeting. Former Texans general manager Rick Smith explained simply and quickly to Mumphery that the team was releasing him from the roster, effective immediately. This decision to cut ties with Mumphery was in the wake of a sexual assault allegation against him from a female student and an ensuing police investigation that didn’t result in Mumphery being charged with a crime by prosecutors. The Texans moved on from Mumphery after learning he had been expelled from a postgraduate program at Michigan State and banned from its campus under a violation of the university’s relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy. Losing his dream job with an NFL team was the fallout for Mumphery, but that wasn’t the end of the story. Fast forward two years later and Mumphery hopes to relaunch his NFL career now that the legal episode is behind him. Mumphery recently settled his federal lawsuit against Michigan State that was filed a year ago by Title IX attorney Andrew T. Miltenberg, stemming from his dismissal from the school. Under the settlement, the finding of fault against Mumphery was vacated and the legal matter is now closed.

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