Wisconsin judge dismisses frivolous Sandusky case

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 11:34 AM
Wisconsin judge dismisses frivolous Sandusky case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by a man alleging that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him during a Wisconsin Badgers home football game in 2002 has been dismissed by a judge who called the allegations frivolous and malicious.

U.S. District Judge William Conley says in the order dated Friday that the allegations appear to come from Jonathan Lee Riches, who the judge says as "vexed the court system with thousands of frivolous lawsuits before his recent release from federal prison."

The Wisconsin lawsuit was filed by someone claiming to be Jonathan Bollinger, cousin of former Badgers quarterback Brooks Bollinger.

Conley ordered Riches to show by the end of the month why he should not be held in contempt of court.