A BASKETBALL player in the United States who has charged a Jesuit-run university with exploiting his athletic talents but failing to educate him has settled his case out of court this week.
Kevin Ross, who is 33, hit the headlines in the US in 1982 when after four years at Catholic Creighton University in Omaha. Nebraska. the college enrolled him for a course aimed at children of primary school age.
Creighton University has now agreed to pay Mr Ross a settlement in excess of £20,000, which the college authorities stressed was to avoid huge legal costs if the case had gone to trial.
"My job has been to make decisions which protect the assets of the university so that it can fulfil its mission to educate students'," said the university's lawyer, Greg Jahn.
In March an appeal court upheld the athlete's right to claim in court that he had suffered damage as a result of the college's failure to educate him.