Dez Wells sues Xavier University for wrongful expulsion

Claims of sexual assault against Dez Wells were unfounded. Photo: Associated Press

Dez Wells, the University of Maryland junior who starred for the Terrapins last season, is suing the school he used to play at because he feels he was wrongfully expelled.

Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel reports that Wells is seeking untold damages from Xavier University, the Cincinnati school that expelled him after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2012.

Wells was never charged in connection with the accusations, and prosecutors readily admitted that there was never a standard of proof to bring charges against him.

The Sporting News reported in August of 2012 that Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters called Wells' expulsion "fundamentally unfair."

"This is a young man with no record that we know of, who this allegation was leveled against and in our opinion at the conclusion of this that the Grand Jury did come to the right conclusion," Deters said in a 2012 interview with radio station WLW.

Wetzel reports that Wells is seeking to have his expulsion overturned and monetary damages.

Wells transferred to Maryland after he was expelled from Xavier, and during the 2012-13 season, he averaged 13.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 37 starts.