ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is looking at how the University of Michigan responded to a reported violation of the school's sexual misconduct policies by a then-member of the school's football team.
The Detroit News reported Tuesday that the probe began after federal officials received complaints related to the expulsion of ex-kicker Brendan Gibbons.
One of the complaints was filed last year and says the university didn't investigate the 2009 incident. It also says the school's grievance policy doesn't fully comply with a federal law prohibiting discrimination based on gender.
Gibbons was expelled in December for violating the sexual misconduct policy. He's never been charged in the incident.
University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald says the school will "fully cooperate" with the investigation.