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Most of basketball star Wells' suit claims survive

CINCINNATI (AP) - A judge has allowed most ofthe claims in a federal lawsuit filed by a former Xavier University basketballplayer against the school and its president to proceed to trial.

Dez Wells has accused the university and itspresident, Father Michael Graham, of damaging his reputation by expelling himfor what he says was a false rape accusation.

The university and Graham asked federal JudgeArthur Spiegel to dismiss some of Wells' claims from his August lawsuit,including libel, sex discrimination, and deliberate indifference.

Spiegel dismissed two of 11 claims againstthe university Wednesday because of a statute of limitations, and dismissed sexdiscrimination and deliberate indifference claims against Graham.

Wells now plays for the University ofMaryland, which is in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament this week.

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