Payne County judge says details of OSU lawsuit should be public

Friday, December 3rd 2004, 11:49 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ A district judge wants attorneys in a civil suit filed by an Oklahoma State football player against the school to agree what details can be made public.

District Judge Donald Worthington ordered attorneys for the school and tailback Vernand Morency to confer and decide which parts of the case could be made public.

The case was sealed throughout the proceedings and then permanently sealed in September.

Morency sued two university officials to stay in school and retain his athletic eligibility.

The Oklahoma State student newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian, filed a motion in September asking that the case be unsealed.

Most of the case could be public, according to Robert Nelon, an attorney for the newspaper.

Nelon, who has reviewed the lawsuit, says it includes issues like sexual encounters of college campuses and how officials handle cases of alleged misconduct between students.