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Utah Football Players Win Settlement in False Arrest Lawsuit

A Utah county agreed to pay more than $10,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by two Idaho State University football players who said they were falsely arrested during a bank robbery investigation.

Nehemiah McFarlin and Atoatasi Fox will receive $5,100 each in the settlement with Box Elder County, The Standard-Examiner reported Monday. The lawsuit accused Box Elder County, Oneida County in Idaho and the Utah Highway Patrol of false arrest, excessive force and illegal search and seizure.

The pair were arrested Dec. 14, 2016, as part of an investigation into a robbery earlier that day in Malad, Idaho.

McFarlin and Fox said they were arrested while driving on Interstate 15 from Idaho to California for a university holiday break. Fox is a former player and McFarlin is still a member of the school’s football team.

Read the source article at The Seattle Times

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