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The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
The attorney who represented two former University of Maryland football players last year after they were accused by a female student of sexual assault said Friday that he was hired by coach DJ Durkin and had "very minimal contact" with former athletic director Kevin Anderson.
That counters what the university said in a statement Thursday, that Anderson was the one who used athletic department funds to hire the attorney. In fact, Donald Maurice Jackson, a lawyer with The Sports Group, said Friday he was sent an email from Anderson about two weeks after taking over the case from another attorney informing him that Maryland was severing ties with him. Jackson said he had already been paid $15,000 by the football team and continued to represent the athletes.
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