Former USU football player settles lawsuit

Jul 27, 2023, 3:00 PM | Updated: 5:52 pm

test Metadata Keywords DNSTOCK Date 5/18/2023 Date Input 5/19/2023 8:20:04 AM Outdate Byline Byline...

test Metadata Keywords DNSTOCK Date 5/18/2023 Date Input 5/19/2023 8:20:04 AM Outdate Byline Byline Title Source Deseret News Credit Ryan Sun, Deseret News Headline Category City Logan State UT Country USA Special Instructions MANDATORY CREDIT; SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO LICENSING EXCEPT BY AP COOPERATIVE MEMBERS Copyright Copyright Year Service ID Pixels 3000 Merlin ID 2980322 File Name Utah State University DNSTOCK_rs_371.JPG Legacy Data Reference Slug Utah State University DNSTOCK Supp Category USU President Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwel .jpg 6/13/2023 11:26:50 AM Utah State University DNSTOCK_rs_371.JPG 5/18/2023 Utah State University DNSTOCK_rs_370.JPG 5/18/2023 Utah State University DNSTOCK_rs_369.JPG 5/18/2023 Utah State University DNSTOCK_rs_368.JPG 5/18/2023 Utah State University DNSTOCK_rs_367.JPG 5/18/2023 A welcome sign for Utah State University is pictured on May 18, 2023. (Ryan Sun/Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun/Deseret News)

LOGAN, Utah — Former Utah State University football player Patrick Maddox is settling his lawsuit against the university. He will receive $150,000 in the settlement. 

He filed the lawsuit after he said he was retaliated against by his teammates following his release of a video of former USU police chief Earl Morris saying that sometimes girls from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have sex with football players and then regret it. Then, they tell their bishops it was not consensual. 

The video was taken during a meeting between the team’s coach, Blake Anderson, Former Utah State University Chief of Police Earl Morris and the players on the football team.

The video got a lot of attention online. Morris resigned following the release of the video. 

Maddox, the former USU football player, claimed in his lawsuit that Anderson did not protect him from the retaliation he was facing. 

The university said in a statement that it disputes Maddox’s claims. It said that coaches are trained on how to address sexual misconduct and avoid victim-blaming language. 

Utah State University’s statement said they hope to move forward after the lawsuit. 

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Related reading: 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Utah State University

Jacelee Poll is a college student at Utah State University who puts flowers together for owners of ...

Kennedy Camarena

Student project aims to help those who experience pet euthanasia

A Utah State University student is aiming to help those who go through pet euthanasia by creating floral arrangements for a service project.

1 month ago

Wyatt Hansen from Utah will compete in the welding-equivalent of the Olympics....

Don Brinkerhoff

Utah welding student will represent the U.S. in a world competition

A Utah student has made it to the world stage in France, where he'll show off his welding skills to everyone.

1 month ago

Sour gummy worms colored in red, green, yellow, and blue...

Mariah Maynes

Can sour candy ease anxiety and panic attacks?

Experts say a TikTok trend where people suck on sour candy to ease anxiety or panic attacks, can work.  

2 months ago

utah valley university sign pictured, uvu freshman housing now available for first time...

Waverly Golden

UVU Biotechnology team wins silver medal in Paris, France

The Utah Valley University Biotechnology Team won a silver medal at a competition in Paris, France.

4 months ago

Kyle Forbush, a student at Salt Lake Community College and a member of the college media collaborat...

Mariah Maynes

PBS, Amplify Utah join forces to begin college media collaborative

PBS Utah and Amplify Utah have teamed up to present the first college media collaborative in Utah.

4 months ago

The Utah State University sign. A Utah State University lineman has been arrested on suspicion of f...

Devin Oldroyd

Fatal auto-pedestrian accident closes 1400 North near Utah State Campus

The Logan Police Department is responding to a fatal auto-pedestrian accident Monday night.

5 months ago

Sponsored Articles


Live Nation Concerts

Artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Former USU football player settles lawsuit