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ABOR repsonds to claims that they knowingly let Bradford abuse women

Posted at 9:37 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-10 22:26:25-05

The Arizona Board of Regents answered claims Friday night that they knowingly let a former football player abuse women.

The regents filed their official answer to the legal claim today, saying school officials did not know what Orlando Bradford was doing to women on campus.

The original claim was filed by Bradford's former girlfriend against the Arizona Board of Regents but then amended to include former Wildcats head football coach Rich Rodriguez last month.

ABOR filed their official answer and denied the legal claim. It claims Bradford's former girlfriend did not file the claim soon enough after the incidents happened. The response says the university took steps to separate Bradford and the woman, granting a "no-contact" order and moving him into a different dorm.

The board also denied knowing details of his abuse before criminal charges were filed against him.

Notices of claims are generally a precursor to a lawsuit. We are waiting to see how the woman's attorney will proceed. We reached out to the attorney and are waiting to hear back.

Bradford was sentenced to 5 years in prison on aggravated assault charges back in November.

KGUN 9 On Your Side will bring more updates as they become available.

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