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Scott claims authorities ruined NFL bid

Updated: October 15, 2009, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A former Penn State tailback who hoped to play in the NFL claims in a lawsuit that authorities ruined his professional aspirations after filing a rape charge against him that was later dropped.

An attorney for Austin Scott filed the civil suit this week against Centre County prosecutors, Penn State police and the university in federal court in Williamsport. The suit said Scott suffered "mental pain and suffering" and diminished "earning capacity" because of the case.

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