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March 23, 2014

Sports in Brief: 03/23/2014

ANN ARBOR — The government is requesting documents from the University of Michigan as it looks into how the school responded to a reported violation of its sexual misconduct policy by a football player.

The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, reports Saturday it obtained a notification letter through a Freedom of Information Act request.

In it, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights notifies Michigan of allegations of sexual discrimination in its failure to promptly respond to the alleged rape of a female student.

The letter requests documentation of complaints of sexual harassment to the university from 2011-12 to the 2013-14 school years.

Ex-kicker Brendan Gibbons was expelled in December for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy.

University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald has said Michigan will fully cooperate with the investigation.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

COLORADO: Former University of Colorado lineman Alex Lewis has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and two years of probation for his role in a fight that left an Air Force Academy cadet unconscious.

The Daily Camera reports the 21-year-old, who was sentenced Friday, pleaded guilty in December to third-degree assault. Boulder police arrested Lewis and CU quarterback Jordan Webb on May 11 after witnesses said the men were involved in a fight with 22-year-old cadet Lee Bussey.

Webb also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced to two years of probation and 20 days on a work crew.

Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler says Lewis can finish his semester at the University of Nebraska — where he transferred last year — before serving the jail sentence.

NFL

JETS:Michael Vick is in for the New York Jets. Mark Sanchez is out.

And, the stage is set for one hot quarterback competition this summer with Geno Smith.

The Jets signed the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal Friday, and released Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise.

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