- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) - A former football player at a state university in western Pennsylvania is suing the police department and prosecutor that accused him in the beating and stomping of a man outside an off-campus restaurant.

James Williamson’s lawsuit Monday says California Borough police and Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone didn’t have probable cause to charge him and violated his civil rights.

The 21-year-old from Parkville, Maryland was one of six California University players charged in the beating that left 30-year-old Lewis Campbell in intensive care with severe brain trauma.

The players were suspended and California forfeited its next game. Williamson is also suing the university.

A judge dismissed charges against Williamson in May. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1giUWDI ) reports two witnesses and video showed Williamson didn’t participate in the attack.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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