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Duke settles lawsuit with former lacrosse player

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DURHAM (AP) -- Duke University says it has settled a lawsuit by a former lacrosse player.

Former player Kyle Dowd and his parents sued the school saying a professor gave him a bad grade because he was on the team.

Tensions on campus ran high after a stripper accused team members of raping her at a party. Dowd was never accused in the attack and charges against three accused players were dropped last month.

The details of the settlement aren't public. But in a statement today Duke says neither side admitted any liability.

The lawsuit said Dowd got an "F" in a course he took last spring. The school later changed it to a "D" and said there'd been a calculation error.

The statement says Dowd has received a passing grade. He graduated last year.

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