Fired Cincinnati football staffer plans appeal

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A staff member with the University of Cincinnati football team plans to appeal his firing after being arrested on a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge in northern Kentucky.

James Noll, an attorney for Antrione Archer, said in a statement Wednesday the university acted prematurely in firing Archer, who has requested a 60-day leave to resolve the issue in court. Archer, the team’s director of player welfare and development, was fired Tuesday.

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Court records said Archer was accused of exposing himself and touching another adult at a grocery store in Kenton County, Kentucky, in May. Noll said the incident, captured by a security camera, involved Archer "having consensual close conversations in the pharmacy aisles followed by consensual dancing of a rhythmic nature."

Noll said Archer regrets the embarrassment caused by the incident.


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