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President Miller Announces Firm to Lead Investigation

Published date: November 20, 2013

Virginia State University has retained the services of Robert Clayton, an attorney affiliated with the Washington, DC firm of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, to conduct an investigation into the Friday, November 15, 2013 incident in Winston-Salem, NC. The incident led to the arrest of one VSU student and the cancellation of the CIAA football championship game.  

“We are committed to uncovering the facts surrounding this incident,” said VSU President Keith T. Miller. “Robert Clayton is nationally regarded for his ability to conduct thorough, unbiased investigations.”  

Mr. Clayton is a past National Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Lawyer of the Year. In his sports law practice, he has served as counsel to the National Basketball Players Association and National Football League Players Association. He has represented NCAA Division I universities in cases before the NCAA Committee on Infractions and Appeals Committee as lead counsel and has advised major universities across the country. Mr. Clayton is one of the most well respected attorneys regarding college athletics in the United States.  

President Miller said the investigation will commence immediately and should take no longer than two weeks.

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